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Victorian Fashions: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Paperback – 28 Mar 2003

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (28 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486407217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486407210
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.1 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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This book is very good value for the more experienced costume maker, as the scaling up is tricky, and the measurements given are for the slenderest of corseted maidens! Best is to draw up a modern body block and then place the seamlines as in the period patterns illustrated, and I have achieved excellent and wearable results doing this. Within the confines of a small number of years (almost all the patterns date from the 1890's) a wide range of styles are illustrated, and these suit many plays by Ibsen, Shaw, Chekhov, Wilde and Strindberg, so it's a useful book to have.
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Pattern information from the 1890's, 'when imported custom-made clothes were usually beyond the financial reach of the average middle-class americans'. Making it yourself or looking at local dressmakers patterns was the only two options. 50 garments from the pattern book of a drassmaker are covered here.
This book contains helpful information (although the lack of a grid, makes the dressmakers job - VERY HARD) The reason why I have only given it 2 stars (I am not good enough at freescale drawing!). I also found some of the patterns hard to understand in comparision to modern patterns.
Gives all measurements of pattens in imperial measurements.
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This book is brilliant for a victoriana enthusiast like myself, I have no complaints about the range of designs it provides. My only issue is that it is basically just a book of patterns with an introduction, it has minimal instructions on the actual sewing - so its going to take a fair amount of guess-work and trial and error as far as construction of the more complex dresses is concern!

That said its fine for my purposes as I won't be attempting to make full dresses straight from the books but will be using the patterns to put together my own designs.
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This book is limited in that it gives drawings of American fashions mainly for the latter part of the Victorian era and has limited pattern illustrations. For those who have experience of costume design and construction and are good sewers.
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