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Antique Reproduction Costumes: Dresses from the 1840s

Do 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.
VIDEO: $34.95
VIDEO & PATTERN SET: $39.95

BOOKS
Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900

Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900
Joan Severa
592 pages, 278 photographs, cloth cover

Emphasizes 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.
$60.00

Fashions and Costumes from Godey's Lady's Book (1837-1869)

Fashions and Costumes from Godey’s Lady’s Book (1837-1869)
Stella Blum
91 pages, over 400 illustrations, including 8 color pages, paper cover

Features 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.
$10.95

Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar: 1867-1898

Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper’s Bazar: 1867-1898
Stella Blum
320 pages, over 1000 illustrations, paper cover

Features 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.
$18.95


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