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Patterns for Medieval Clothing

Using 15th Century Art for Costume Study

Using 16th Century Art for Costume Study

 

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Making a Petticoat

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Making a Fontange Hairdo

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Using 17th Century Art for Costume Study

 

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Welt-Galleria 1703
Augsburg, c. 1730
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Making a Manteau-de-Lit

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18th Century Fabrics

Corset Patterns from Diderot

L'art du Tailleur Plates from Diderot

Making a Man's Suit

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Guided Tour of Female Fashion

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1740s underpinnings
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Guided Tour of Male Fashion

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Clothing Glossary

Court Dress and the "Robe à l'allemande"

Distinction from other dress styles
Construction
Was it really so widely used in Germany?
Why does it appear so often in Germany, but nowhere else?
For what occasions was it worn and by whom?
What style did it develop from and into and during which period was it worn?

Costume Quotes

Using 18th Century Art for Costume Study

18th century hairdos

à la Pompadour (c. 1740-70)
With hanging tresses (1710-1765)
High hairdo (c. 1770?)
Tousled hairdo c. 1780
Tousled hairdo 2
La Belle Poule (1775-85)
Merveilleuse (c. 1790)
Directoire (c. 1795)

On Hairdos and Wigs

18th century cosmetics

What kinds of cosmetics were there?
The composition of cosmetics
Recipes
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Appendix

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Costume in Paintings

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1885-1910

Costume in Fashion Plates

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1850s Patterns Part 1

1850s Patterns Part 2

1869-1879 Patterns

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Making a Bodice 1885

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Hairdos of the 19th Century

Empire (c. 1800-1815)
Empire 2 (c. 1805)
Regency (c. 1820)
Early Victorian (c. 1830)
Early Victorian 2
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Mid-Victorian 2

Anatomy of an 1880s Taille

Anatomy of an 1890s Taille

Fashion Change in the Late 19th Century Part 1 Part2

19th Century Clothing Glossary

Fashion Notes 1861

Fashion Notes 1885

New and Improved Curios from 1894/95 Magazine Ads

Using 19th Century Art for Costume Study

 

Costume in Fashion Plates

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1914
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Turn of the Century Sewing Technique

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Odds and Ends
Reformed Clothing AKA Rational Dress
Hints upon Dressmaking: Making a Bodice 1885.

c1915 Men's Clothing

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Hairdos of the early 20th century

Anatomy of a 1900s Taille

Anatomy of a 1910 Dress

New Fabrics for Autumn 1929

New and Improved Curios from 1920s Magazine Ads

 

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Costume in Period Photographs

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1866-1894
1895-1939

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Needlework Patterns 1859-1924

Lace

Timeline 1830-1950

Restoring Antique Parasols

Resizing Period Patterns

Historical Patterns and the Modern Figure

On Historically Correct Fabrics

How to Tell Fabrics Apart

Dressing for the Occasion 1908

Using Contemporary Art for Costume Study

 

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