Antique Reproduction Costumes: Dresses from the 1840s
you find the idea of making a Victorian gown intimidating? This
video will help relieve your fear about making our 1840 Day Dress.
Mary Chancellor, a Wisconsin seamstress and owner of AMBR Fashions,
explains each step of the pattern and suggests short cuts for some
of the more difficult procedures. This video was not produced by
Patterns of History.
for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900
photographs of middle-class men, women, and children. Each
photograph is accompanied by a thorough discussion of the clothes
depicted. Also includes an extensive history of clothing decade by
decade. Joan Severa was the first Curator of Costume & Textiles
at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
and Costumes from Godey’s Lady’s Book (1837-1869)
detailed engravings of women’s, children’s, and some men’s
clothing shown as they appeared in the famous American fashion
magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book during its heyday. Includes a brief
introduction describing mid-nineteenth century fashions.
Fashions and Costumes from Harper’s Bazar: 1867-1898
detailed engravings of women’s and children’s clothing and
accessories shown as they appeared in the famous American fashion
magazine Harper’s Bazar. Includes brief overviews of each
late-nineteenth century fashion era.