Everyday Dress of Rural America, 1783-1800: With Instructions and Patterns

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Comprehensive study of late-18th-century clothing worn by settlers and Abenaki Indians of New England. Full descriptions and line drawings with complete instructions for duplicating a wide range of garments: shifts, petticoats, gowns, breeches, waistcoats, headgear, more. Four bibliographies. List of resources. 54 black-and-white illustrations.
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Comprehensive study of late-18th-century clothing worn by settlers and Abenaki Indians of New England. Full descriptions and line drawings with complete instructions for duplicating a wide range of garments: shifts, petticoats, gowns, breeches, waistcoats, headgear, more. Four bibliographies. List of resources. 54 black-and-white illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486273204
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/29/1992
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,225,862
  • Product dimensions: 8.41 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 - What People Wore
  Setting the Stage
    How do we know what people wore?
    Terminology and references
    Using this book for making reproductions of clothing
  Fashionable Clothing in the Established Towns
  Clothing in the New Settlements
  Clothing of the Western Abenaki
  A Word About Children's Clothing
Part 2 - The Individual Garments
  Women's Clothing
    The Shift
    The Stays
    The Pockets
    The Petticoat and the Skirt
    The Gown
      The Open and the Round Gown
      The Shortgown
      The Muslin Chemise Gown
    The Neckerchief
    The Apron
    Hair and Headgear
  Men's Clothing
    The Shirt
    The Cravat and Stock
    "Breeches, Trousers, and the Breechcloth"
    The Waistcoat
    The Coat
    The Man's Frock
    Hair and Headgear
  Men's and Women's Stockings and Leggings
  Men's and Women's Shoes and Moccasins
Part 3 - Fabrics and Hand Sewing Techniques
  "What Materials Were Used, and Choosing Materials for Making Reproductions"
  The Basics of Hand Sewing
Part 4 - Resources
  Full-Size patterns
  "Mail-Order Fabric, Thread, Leather, and Stockings"
  Instructions and Information
Part 5 - Bibliographies
  Books and Periodicals - Primary Sources
  Books and Periodicals - Secondary Sources
  "Paintings, Drawings, and Prints"
  Costume Pieces in Museum Collections
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