Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

ISBN 13:  9780486404851

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Author  Kristina Harris
Format  Paperback
No. of Pages  144
Brand:  Dover Publications

This vintage how-to manual the first modern American sewing book provided turn-of-the-century seamstresses with clear instructions for altering patterns, hand-sewing stitches, and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding and evening gowns, coats, maternity wear, undergarments, children's clothing and other apparel. Today's sewing enthusiasts will learn about such lost arts as boning a bodice, creating bust enhancers and other time-honoured techniques. An indispensable archive for costume historians and anyone interested in replicating the fashions of yesteryear.

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