Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe
Rich selection of scaled dressmaker’s patterns from the popular late-19th century magazine The Voice of Fashion details 50 garments for women, from handsome daytime and evening dresses to casual tennis outfits, a riding habit, and undergarments This volume will not only find practical use among costume designers and students of fashion history but will also delight browsers and anyone intrigued by the evolution of clothing styles. It includes 498 illustrations.
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Page iii - Swiss muslin, robes in linen for the garden and croquet-playing, dresses for horee-raoes and for yacht-races, robes de nuit and robes de chambre, dresses for breakfast and for dinner, dresses for receptions and for parties, dresses for watering-places, and dresses for all possible occasions. A lady going to the Springs takes from twenty to sixty...
Page iii - For a few brief hours she nutters the latest tint and mode in the glare of the gas-light, and then repeats the same operation the next night. She must have one or two velvet dresses which cannot cost less than $500 each ; she must possess thousands of dollars...