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A Vegetable for Every Season Cookbook contains over 182 recipes
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A collection of images of corsets and girdles,
Bound & Determined: A Visual History of Corsets, 1850-1960 covers some 18th century and earlier corsets, but focuses mostly on the
the Victorian era through the 1960s. Also included are some scaled,
period corset patterns.
In the beautifully illustrated
Proverbs 31 Woman's Guide to Starting Seeds,
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When 8 year old Matt accidentally presses a button on
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A Day with the Dinosaurs is
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Carry Me Over the Threshold is a guide to wedding traditions.
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Kristina is also an accomplished singer who once made a
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The Schiffer Series:
Back when books on collecting antique and vintage
fashions were filled with grainy black and white pictures,
Victorian & Edwardian Fashions for Women: 1840-1919 was born.
Brimming with full color photographs of existing garments, as well as
black and white and color period illustrations, Victorian & Edwardian
first hit the shelves in 1995. It was revised in 2002, and remains
great eye candy. It's also a helpful, general guide to the period, and
offers collecting tips, too.
Following up on Victorian & Edwardian Fashions for
Vintage Fashions for Women: 1920s-1940s is again brimming with
full color photographs of existing garments, alongside some period
illustrations. You'll also find collecting tips and a good general
overview of the period.
The final book in the Schiffer series for women,
Vintage Fashions for Women: the 1950s & 60s is packed with full
color photographs of existing period garments and accessories, a general
overview of the period, and collecting tips. There are also special
sections on mass-manufactured garment labels and paper clothes.
In the style of the other Schiffer books, but dedicated
to children's fashions,
The Child in Fashion: 1750-1920 is heavily illustrated with full
color photographs of existing garments, alongside period illustrations.
The text is a bit more extensive in this book and covers not just the
history of children's clothes, but the history of childhood. The focus
here is less on the 18th century (portrayed almost exclusively with
reproductions) and more on the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Pattern Books:
Containing selected scaled patterns from The Voice of
Fashion - a Victorian-era dressmaking magazine -
59 Authentic Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns is a
bestseller. The patterns include skirts, coats, a cape, and a nightgown
- 31 patterns for women, in all. In addition, there are 21 misses and
girl's patterns, including one for drawers and a chemise. Finally, there
are 2 patterns for boys and 3 for men, including a boy's kilt, a man's
dressing robe, man's nightshirt, and coat. All the patterns date to
1890-1896. General instructions for enlarging the patterns are included.
The follow-up book to the previous title,
Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe
includes scaled patterns for women's garments from the 1890s. Patterns
include a riding habit, a tennis outfit, undergarments, and day and
evening wear. General instructions for enlarging the patterns are
Assembled from Civil War-era issues of the popular
women's periodical Peterson's Magazine, the bestselling
60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns contains scaled patterns for
women's and children's clothes, including dresses, jackets, caps, capes,
a boy's knickerbocker suit, vests, drawers, pantaloons, a smoking cap,
and more. Includes general instructions on enlarging the patterns.
A reprint of an 1895 tailor's book,
The "Keystone" Jacket and Dress Cutter features 80 scaled
patterns, women's suits, riding pants, tailored blouses, vests, and
more. General instructions for enlarging the patterns are included.
Other Fashion Books:
This highly popular guide is a reprint of a 1905 sewing
manual, illustrated with black and white drawings - and, best of all -
period black and white photographs.
Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques offers a terrific
look at how garments were put together at the turn of the century. See
how dust ruffles, boning, period tailoring, and small built-in bustles
were made, among many other things.
A collection of period photographs from the 1850s
through the 1910s,
Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs offers
a true-to-life view of what real people wore. The books also offers
information on dating period photographs.
Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them is a reprint of a
book written in 1913 by Talbot Hughes - an artist, historic fashion
collector, and costume historian whose collection eventually went to the
Victoria & Albert Museum. The book offers a general guide to fashions
from ancient times through the turn of the century, with sketch drawings
in black and white. There are also over 30 black and white photographs
of items in his collection, donned by teens era models. About 65 pages
of the book is devoted to scaled patterns.
This reprint of the
Home Pattern Company 1914 Fashions Catalog contains over 600
black and white illustrations featuring fashion on the eve of World War
I. Look for evening gowns, day dresses, underwear, outwear, hats, shoes,
and much, more more.
The Collector's Guide to Vintage Fashions is no longer in print,
but is still a great resource for collectors. There are chapters on
fashion histories (including corsets, hoops, bridal wear, bonnets,
Neo-Victorian fashions of the 20th century, christening gowns, and
fashion plates), as well as chapters on collecting (including how to
shape and build a collection, caring for and displaying historic
fashions, provenance, organizing and keeping records of a collection,
labels, and I.D. tips). And each page is loaded with color photographs
of existing period garments.
An ebook based upon years of experience and the
recommendations of the nation's top museums,
How to Clean, Store, & Display Antique & Vintage Fashions is a
bestseller among fashion collectors. Learn how to get rid of pests,
safely clean fragile garments, store fashions so they last generations,
put on a display of historic fashions, and much more.
Grow a Great Reader offers parents and grandparents expert tips
by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of
Literacy on how to help infants, toddlers, and young children become