Fashions of the Gilded Age: Evening, bridal, sports, outer wear, accessories, and dressmaking, 1877-1882

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Frances Grimble
Lavolta Press, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 541 pages
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Contains 184 authentic sewing patterns and instructions for women's garments. Includes special rulers that enable drafting to custom sizes. Quotes from original fashion magazines and other sources give additional information on construction, materials, and wardrobe planning. Also included is an 87-page, illustrated manual on period dressmaking and millinery. For theatrical and reenactment costumers, vintage clothing collectors, brides, and doll artists.

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Frances Grimble has written four previous books on historic costuming.