Making Victorian Costumes for Women (UK Edition)
Starting with the early years of Victoria's reign, thispractical book examines the developments and evolution offashionable dress as it progressed throughout her six decades asqueen. From the demure styles of the 1840s to the exaggeratedsleeves of the 1890s, it explores the ever-changing Victoriansilhouette, and gives patterns, instructions and advice so that theamateur dressmaker can create their own versions of these historicoutfits.Contents include: information on tools and equipment; a guide totransferring pattern pieces; a concise guide to the various layersof Victorian underwear; and step-by-step instructions with colourphotographs to help construct the patterns and advice on how topersonalize each outfit. Illustrations of fashion plates, Victoriancarte de visite photographs and original surviving garments providevisual inspiration and reference. There are seven main projectchapters, each starting with an overview of the main fashionscharacteristic to that style of dress, and giving patterns,instructions and advice to enable the amateur dressmaker to createtheir own versions of these historic outfits.With 309 beautiful colour photographs including illustrations offashion plates and Victorian carte de visite photographs, this willbe an invaluable resource for the dressmaker.