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Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Early 1960s (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
By Brand: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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ean: 9780764314711, isbn: 0764314718,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Enjoy a parade as an era marches by, marking an end of innocence and the dawn of psychedelic style. One in a series of books from Schiffer Publishing documenting fashion trends in America. These books are an invaluable resource for costume designers working to recreate an era, for collectors who want to document vintage clothing, and for fashion designers looking to revive and rework styles. A visual treasure chest, this book has over 400 images, with thousands of items of clothing pictured.


Samplers (Shire Collections)
By Brand: Shire
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ean: 9780747807063, isbn: 074780706X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews
Samplers have a long history in Britain and the United States, dating from the sixteenth century. They were originally a collection of patterns gathered together for easy reference to be used in embroidery and needlepoint lace. But they later developed into a schoolgirls' exercise, and today they are more often used to record stitches than patterns. This book traces the history of samplers in Britain from the late sixteenth century onwards, and includes examples of long, darning, map, school,


The Mode in Hats and Headdress: A Historical Survey with 198 Plates (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780486467627, isbn: 0486467627,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
A year after R. Turner Wilcox received rave reviews for her ultimate fashion reference, The Mode in Costume, she decided to zero in on one chic category to give it the close-up it deserved. The result is this extraordinary handbook that covers the worldwide evolution of almost five thousand years of hats, hairstyles, and headdress for both sexes. Since ancient times, men and women have used hats and headgear for everything from adornment and protection to establishing their rank in society.


Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486242057, isbn: 0486242056,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
Since the invention of photography there has not been a history of fashion completely illustrated by photographs — until this one. Photography historian Alison Gernsheim first studied Victorian and Edwardian fashion in order to be able to date photographs in her collection. Of course the photos soon proved to be the best of all fashion plates — authentic, detailed, as decorative and charming as top fashion illustration. When united with identifications and descriptions of the chief costume


Linen from flax seed to woven cloth
By Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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ean: 9780764334665, isbn: 0764334662,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
Follow the saga of this remarkable fiber from seed to woven fabric. Learn about flax cultivation, processing and spinning, natural and synthetic dyeing, and weaving and finishing linen cloth. 233 color photos and 156 black and white photos and drawings reveal the characteristics of linen and emphasize its practical use throughout history..


1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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ean: 9780486402932, isbn: 9780486402932,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
Svelte flappers in smart frocks and chic hats personify the style of the jazz Age, and this outstanding resource features hundreds of such deliciously distinctive images. Featuring selections from hard-to-find fashion catalogs published by the well-known but now-defunct B. Altman & Company, this volume offers a sumptuously authentic record of the delectable fashions of the 1920s.Over 700 illustrations, detailed descriptions, and prices for a vast array of upscale women’s clothing and


Small and Scrappy: Pint-Size Patchwork Quilts Using Reproduction Fabrics
By That Patchwork Place
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mpn: B1393, ean: 9781604688252, isbn: 1604688254,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
Based on traditional patterns, these delightful little patchwork treasures are perfect additions to a quilter's decor. Stitch classic blocks using your favorite reproduction fabrics and create sentimental, handmade treasures you or a loved one will appreciate every day.16 simple, small, and fast-to-make patterns you'll love to stitchBe inspired by the authentic look of quilts created with reproduction fabrics and traditional colorsBeginners and experienced quilters will enjoy making and


Dress MacKenzie: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook (Waverley Scotland Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks/Gift/stationery/plaid)
By Interlink Pub Group
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mpn: Map of Scotland, ean: 9781849344173, isbn: 1849344175,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
This Dress Mackenzie genuine tartan cloth notebook has 176pp of 80gsm cream paper, with left page plain, right page ruled. With a ribbon marker, an expandable inner note pocket, elastic enclosure, a leaflet about the history of tartan, and a colourful bookmark with a brief history of the Dress Mackenzie tartan. Cloth supplied by tailors and kilt makers Kinloch Anderson. Comes in a light plastic wrapper bag. Scientists, thinkers and writers in the Scottish Enlightenment used 'commonplace


American Style and Spirit: The Fashions and Lives of the Roddis Family, 1850-1995
By Victoria Albert Museum
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ean: 9781851778898, isbn: 1851778896,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
Brought to life for the first time outside the attic in which they were stored for generations, here are more than 300 garments and accessories, beautifully preserved and complemented by archival objects, family photographs, and letters, as well as evocative descriptions of whom the garments belonged to, when they were made or bought, and even where they were worn—all by members of the Roddis family of Marshfield, Wisconsin. Author Jane Bradbury describes the joy of discovering the clothes


Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486407210, isbn: 0486407217,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Imported custom-made clothes were usually beyond the financial reach of the average middle-class American woman of a century ago; and store-bought garments were often of inferior quality. This left many women with the options of making their own clothes or hiring a seamstress.While a number of economy-minded women did sew simple housedresses, and clothing for their children, many took favorite fashion plates to a dressmaker who would often consult patterns in a magazine such as The Voice of


Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts
By Brand: EPM Publications
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ean: 9780939009275, isbn: 0939009277,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
The system unveiled here for dating heirloom quilts is based upon five characteristics--fabric, style, color, technique, and pattern. In recounting the method's evolution, which involved the examination of 900 date-inscribed specimens, Brackman imparts a colorful history of quilt making.Used Book in Good Condition.


Embroidered Treasures: Birds: Exquisite Needlework of The Embroiderers' Guild Collection
By Search Press
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ean: 9781782211327, isbn: 1782211322,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
Unprecedented access to the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages, complete with detailed comments about each piece.This fantastic book showcases the Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full and also with detail images to show off the birds at their best. These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as wall hangings, dresses,


World War II Quilts
By Schiffer
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ean: 9780764334511, isbn: 0764334514,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
Many American women made warm and attractive quilts to benefit U.S. soldiers during the period 1940-1945, either as outright gifts or as raffle items to raise money for good causes. This book reflects the author's extensive original research of newspaper and magazine articles of the era that feature these quilts. This work authenticates the patterns and designs available to quiltmakers and anchors the quilts historically in time. 335 color photos and descriptive text identify many colorful and


The Man Behind the Bayeux Tapestry: Odo, William the Conqueror's Half-Brother
By The History Press
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mpn: 9780752460253, ean: 9780752460253, isbn: 0752460250,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
The extraordinary story of the warrior bishop who commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry and helped plan the Norman ConquestOdo, the younger half-brother of William the Conqueror, was ordained Bishop of Bayeux while still in his teens. He played a pivotal role in the planning and implementation of the Conquest of England, after which, as Earl of Kent, he was second only to William in wealth and power. He was the first Chief Justice of England and on occasion also acted as Regent when the king was in


English Medieval Embroidery: Opus Anglicanum
By Yale University Press
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ean: 9780300222005, isbn: 0300222009,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
In medieval Europe, embroidered textiles were indispensable symbols of wealth and power. Owing to their quality, complexity, and magnificence, English embroideries enjoyed international demand and can be traced in Continental sources as opus anglicanum (English work). This sumptuously illustrated book draws on new research and detailed photography to offer an introduction to their design, production, and use. Essays by leading experts explore the embroideries’ artistic and social context,


Everyday Dress of Rural America, 1783-1800: With Instructions and Patterns (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: 9780486273204, ean: 9780486273204, isbn: 0486273202,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
Students and enthusiasts of period costume as well as needleworkers interested in re-creating authentic costumes of America's post-Revolutionary era will welcome this comprehensive, scholarly treatment. It not only discusses and describes the clothing worn in rural America (primarily in New England) between 1783 and 1800, it is one of the few books to include scaled drawings of patterns and full instructions for making most of the garments.The attire includes the clothing both of settlers and


Survey of Historic Costume: Studio Access Card
By Fairchild Books
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ean: 9781501395017, isbn: 1501395017,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
Introducing Survey of Historic Costume STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! ~ Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips~ Review concepts with flashcards of terms / definitions and image identification~ Watch chapter videos that bring historic costume topics and concepts to life~ Learn context with a comprehensive timeline spanning the Ancient World to present day including key moments in fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts,


Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898 (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: 2385077, ean: 9780486229904, isbn: 0486229904,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
After the Civil War the upper middle class in America expanded and became increasingly style-conscious. Visiting European royalty as well as American women returning from the International Exhibition in Paris in 1867 stimulated fashion awareness — and it was in this climate that the magazine Harper's Bazar flowered. Dedicated to being ''A repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction,'' it brought to American women inside glimpses of the very latest European and American fashions, all in


A Decade of French Fashion, 1929-1938: From the Depression to the Brink of War
By Dover Publications
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ean: 9780486797830, isbn: 048679783X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
''A well-illustrated survey of style. Chock full of detailed, quality illustrations accompanied by brief descriptions. A worthy offering. Nostalgic types who enjoy perusing vintage catalogs and clip art books will find much to savor here. This practical resource is sure to provide inspiration for artists and fashion designers. Five stars.'' — biblio-filerIn addition to a world-wide depression and the rise of Fascism throughout Europe, the years between 1929 and 1938 witnessed dramatic changes


Eighteenth-Century French Fashion Plates in Full Color: 64 Engravings from the "Galerie des Modes," 1778-1787
By Dover Publications
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ean: 9780486243313, isbn: 0486243311,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
The Galerie des Modes has been called the ''most beautiful collection in existence on the fashions of the eighteenth century.'' Published over a 10-year period, from 1778 to 1787, its plates were elegantly drawn, accurately engraved, and exquisitely hand colored by the most celebrated fashion artists of the era. This monument to costume illustration was reproduced by Emile Lévy in Paris between 1911 and 1914. Here are 64 of the finest plates from the Lévy edition, reproduced faithfully from



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