Making Victorian Costumes for Women by Heather Audin

By Heather Audin

beginning with the early years of Victoria's reign, this functional booklet examines the advancements and evolution of stylish gown because it stepped forward all through her six a long time as queen. From the demure varieties of the 1840s to the exaggerated sleeves of the Eighteen Nineties, it explores the ever-changing Victorian silhouette, and offers styles, directions and recommendation in order that the beginner fashion designer can create their very own models of those ancient clothes. Contents comprise: details on instruments and kit; a advisor to shifting development items; a concise consultant to some of the layers of Victorian lingerie; and step by step directions with color pictures to aid build the styles and recommendation on find out how to customize every one outfit. Illustrations of favor plates, Victorian carte de visite photos and unique surviving clothing offer visible suggestion and reference. There are seven major venture chapters, each one beginning with an outline of the most models attribute to that form of gown, and giving styles, directions and suggestion to let the novice clothier to create their very own models of those old clothes. With 309 attractive color pictures together with illustrations of style plates and Victorian carte de visite photos, this may be a useful source for the dressmaker.

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