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Book
Costumes
Fashions
Shoes

 
Book
"The Chronicle of Western Fashion from Ancient Times to the Present Day" by John Peacock.... The author has the perfect name to have written a book on fashion, don't you think?... It has (haven't counted them) more than 1000 illustrations... in color... not pictures but drawings... there is a short description of each figure/drawing detailing important design elements. The drawings are clear enough to use as reference for construction. It also has some fashions not normally shown such as waitress from 1923, 1899 English shop assistant beside American shop assistant, ...goes up to 1980.... pricey but worth it if you adore fashion history and dress dolls...
Sammy (I'm a girl) Smith
Costumes
In answer to Priska's request for potentially useful sites
I offer the following. Better get a glass of ice tea first,
some of them will make you want to stay for hours!
Marcie:>)

http://www.geocities.com/felicitax/
Scroll down to "Costumes of all Nations"-
Priska will love it!
For fun read the
"Points of Etiquette" and imagine doing
this today!

http://www.costumes.org/pages/timelinepages/1880s1.htm 
Many good illustrations

http://www.costumes.org/pages/19ththeatre.htm  
19th century theatrical costumes

http://www.costumes.org/pages/victlinks.htm#Accessories  
Victorian accessories of every kind.

Marcie and Jim,
Fashions
I just found the best site for fashions starting in
1600 to now. There is literally hundreds of painting,
fashion plates, photos and drawings.  here is the
address:
http://www.marquise.de/ 

Ann

Shoes
I found this Site showing shoe designs for the last hundred years.

http://www.centuryinshoes.com/home.html
Very nice illustrations that I'm sure someone more talented than I can use.
Have fun.
Marcie

 
 

 

Dana of Miniature Art
Visit Dana's site
Specializing in Dolls of Romance


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