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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

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. Also details lost arts like boning a bodice, creating bust enhancers, more.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Vintage guide offered turn-of-the-century seamstresses clear instructions for altering patterns and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding gowns, coats, maternity wear, children's clothing, and other apparel.

Synopsis:

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. Also details lost arts like boning a bodice, creating bust enhancers, more.

Table of Contents

Frontispiece?The Sewing Circle

Hand-Sewing Stitches

Important Points and Aids in Dressmaking

The Correct Method of Altering Patterns

Shirt-Blouses

Draped Waists

Skirts

"Novels, Artistic Seams"

Wedding and Evening Gowns

The Tailor-Made Gown

Coats and Jackets

Practical and Ornamental Stitches

Bias Bands and Folds?Turning Corners

An Empire Tea-Gown

Desirable Garments for Maternity Wear

Making and Finishing Underwear

The Bath-Robe

Children's Clothes

Boys' Suits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486404851
Editor:
Harris, Kristina
Harris, Kristina:
Introduction
Editor:
Harris, Kristina
Author:
Harris, Kristina
Author:
Seleshanko, Kristina
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Dressmaking
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Costume -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes
Series Volume:
#18
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 n 0.61 lb

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Product details 144 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486404851 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by ,
Vintage guide offered turn-of-the-century seamstresses clear instructions for altering patterns and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding gowns, coats, maternity wear, children's clothing, and other apparel.
"Synopsis" by ,
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. Also details lost arts like boning a bodice, creating bust enhancers, more.
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