Historic American Costumes and How to Make Them

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This easy-to-use handbook presents step-by-step instructions and patterns for a tremendous variety of clothes and accessories from colonial times through the Civil War. More than eighty illustrations depict Puritan, Dutch, Quaker, and Native American garb as well as military uniforms. A bonus CD features every pattern in vector files. 
Drawing upon authentic materials in the collections of major museums, including the American Museum of Natural History and ...
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Overview


This easy-to-use handbook presents step-by-step instructions and patterns for a tremendous variety of clothes and accessories from colonial times through the Civil War. More than eighty illustrations depict Puritan, Dutch, Quaker, and Native American garb as well as military uniforms. A bonus CD features every pattern in vector files. 
Drawing upon authentic materials in the collections of major museums, including the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the author presents accurate renditions of generations of American formal and leisure wear. Costumers of all kinds will find this book a source of inexpensive apparel for amateur theater troupes, school pageants, and casual reenactments. It will also prove an inspiration to parents and children seeking informal costumes for Halloween and other occasions. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486475967
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/18/2010
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Costumes of the American Indians

1 Indians of the Eastern Woodlands 3

2 Indians of the Plains 23

3 Indians of the Southwest 37

Costumes of the Eskimos

4 Costumes of the Eskimos 49

Costumes of the Colonists

5 The Virginians 57

6 The Carolinians 65

7 The Puritans 73

8 The Dutch 83

9 The Quakers 89

American Dress in the Eighteenth Century

10 Pre-Revolutionary Costumes 95

11 Revolutionary War Uniforms 111

American Dress, 1800-1870

12 1800-1810 119

13 1820-1840 131

14 1840-1850 139

15 1850-1870 147

16 Civil War Uniforms 153

Appendix

17 Materials 161

18 Dyeing 164

19 Construction 167

Bibliography 169

Index 175

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