Costume History And Construction

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VICTORIAN

EDWARDIAN

HEIRLOOM SEWING

MISCELLANEOUS




Victorian

WHAT DID VICTORIAN LADIES WEAR? - An Overview of Victorian Fashion

BEFORE THE CRINOLINE - Fashion in the1830s & 40s

An 1840 Bridal Dress

Sewing 1846 Underlinens - From the Ladies' Work Table Book

THE CRINOLINE ERA - Fashion in the1850s & 60s

1850s Stays from Godey's

Dress Under Difficulties - Fashions in the South during the American Civil War

An 1860s Corset - With Pattern

THE BUSTLE ERA - Fashion in the 1870s & 80s

Everyday Dresses, April 1874

An 1878 Ball Dress & Bridal Gown

1886 Walking Dresses

Vignettes of 1880's Fashion (From Sylvia's Journal):-

   ~ Rivalry in Teagowns

   ~ In the Studio

   ~ A Country House Visit

THE NEW WOMAN - Fashion in the 1890s

1892 Spring Costumes - From Harpers Bazar

Bones and Boning in the 1890s

A Paris Bathing Dress, June 1895

An 1895 Skirt and How to Make It - With Pattern

An 1896 Bridal Toilette

Instructions for Making a Walking-Dress, 1896

1896 Winter Blouses - From Harpers Bazar

AN OVERVIEW OF UNDERWEAR - Victorian Underwear Explained - Part I & Part II

An 1860s Corset - With Pattern

Corset Covers, Protectors and Camisoles

FOR MORE VICTORIAN PATTERNS PLEASE SEE THE FREE PATTERN SECTION



Edwardian

FASHION IN THE EDWARDIAN ERA - PART 1: 1901-1909  The Last Age of Elegance

Shirt-Blouses - Butterick 1905

Unlined Blouses - Butterick 1911

A Christmas Day Dress from c1905

The Summer Girl at the Seashore, 1907

Two Edwardian Blouses With Cutting Layouts, c.1910

1912 Frocks for Christmas

A New Coiffure from 1917

A 1917 Spring Bride & Bridesmaid

AN OVERVIEW OF EDWARDIAN UNDERWEAR

Handkerchief Camisoles

FOR MORE EDWARDIAN PATTERNS PLEASE SEE THE FREE PATTERN SECTION



Heirloom Sewing

Sewing Stitches - Butterick 1911

Practical and Ornamental Stitches - Butterick 1911

Lingerie Blouses - Butterick 1905

A 1905 Sleeveless Blouse

Handkerchief Camisoles



Miscellaneous

The Slaughter of Birds, 1876

A Few Words on Laundry Work - From 1889

AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS - Victorian and Edwardian Christmas

How to Entertain at Christmas, c1880

Yuletide Gifts for Women from 1897

VICTORIAN WEDDINGS

An 1840 Bridal Dress

An 1878 Ball Dress & Bridal Gown

1879 Wedding Fashions

An 1896 Bridal Toilette

A 1917 Spring Bride & Bridesmaid



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