Making Edwardian Costumes for Women
|INSIDE:||200 colour photographs|
Edwardian fashions for women were characterized by the S-shaped silhouette, embellished with lace, tucks, ruffles, tassels, frills and flounces. This essential book includes eleven detailed projects, which form a capsule collection of clothing and accessories that might have been worn by an Edwardian governess, a woman travelling on an ocean liner, a campaigning suffragette, or a wife overseeing a busy household in a large country house. It explains making sequences in full and advises in detail on how to give the garments a fine, authentic finish.
- Eleven detailed projects based on the dress collections at Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
- Each project includes a detailed description of the original garment, with an accompanying illustration alongside photographs of the original pieces
- Scaled patterns are included for all projects with a list of materials and equipment required
- Step-by-step instructions with information about the original techniques used and close-up photographs of the making process
- Chapters on tools and equipment, fabrics, measurements and sizes, and how to wear Edwardian fashion with ideas on creating new outfits from the featured projects
- Advice on how to adapt garments to make them suitable for both wealthy, leisured women, and for their poorer counterparts
" This book is a delight for the dress devotee, a valuable tool for costume makers, re-enactors and students... "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Costume Society
" I can recommend this book to anyone interested in the Edwardian era and in particular to those who like dressing up to reenact the period or those who just like sewing and embellishing! "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: West of England Costume Society