- "Whether you wish you could time travel to the court of Versailles or the Highlands of Scotland, this comprehensive guide will walk you through how to make and wear your 18th century dream gown. Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes - the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown - using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers. From large hoops to full bums, wool petticoats to grand silk gowns, ruffled aprons to big feathered hats, this manual has project patterns and instructions for every level of 18th century sewing enthusiast. With Lauren and Abby's guidance, you'll feel as if you just stepped out of an 18th century portrait."-- [Provided by publisher]
Table of Contents:
- What this book is all about
- So you want to sew an eighteenth-century gown, eh?
- Patterns : paper or gridded or draped? Oh my!
- Fitting your mock-up
- Piercing is period, period
- Historic stitches and how to sew them
- The English gown, 1740s
- The Sacque gown, 1760s-1770s
- The Italian gown, 1770s-1790s
- The round gown, 1790s.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-236) and index.
- 240 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
- TT520 .S887 2017
- 9781624144530 (paperback)
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