Tag Archives: my books

AB: Butterick – Vogue Sewing

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Butterick Publishing Company, The. Vogue Sewing. Revised edition. New York: The Butterick Publishing Company, 2000.

This is the revised edition; it was previously published under the titles New Vogue Sewing Book and Vogue Sewing Book; first version published 1985. This is a decent general reference book for modern sewing.  I personally own this book, and would recommend it as a general reference, provided a copy can be found inexpensively.

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AB: Marsh – Styles and So Forth

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Marsh, Heidi, Compiled by. Styles and So Forth of the Era of the Hoop; with Glossary. Greenville, California: Heidi Marsh, 1994.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. However, I can say that I personally own this book, and would recommend it.

AB: Marsh – Hair, Hat, Hood, and Bonnet, Too

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Marsh, Heidi, Compiled by. Hair, Hat, Hood, and Bonnet Too; of the Era of the Hoop. Greenville, California: Heidi Marsh, 1993.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. However, I can say that  I personally own this book, and would recommend it.

AB: Shep – Civil War Ladies

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

Shep, R. L. Civil War Ladies: Fashions and Needle-Arts of the Early 1860’s; Primary Source Material from Peterson’s Magazine 1861 and 1864; Additional Hair Styles and Hair Jewelry from Campbell’s “Self-Instructor in the Art of Hair Work.” Mendocino, California: R. L. Shep, 1987.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. However, I can say that I personally own this book, and would recommend it.

AB: Dalrymple – American Victorian Costume

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Dalrymple, Priscilla Harris. American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs. New York: Dover, 1991.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. In the meantime, I can say that I personally own this book, and would recommend it.

AB: Leisch – Who Wore What

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Leisch, Juanita. Who Wore What: Women’s Wear 1861-1865. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Thomas Publications, 1995.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. However, I can say that I personally own this book, and would highly recommend it.

AB: Clark – Practical Prinkery

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Clark, Mrs. (Elizabeth Stewart). Practical Prinkery: The Guide to Recreating Mid-19th Century Clothing for Young Women Twelve to Twenty-one. Idaho Falls, Idaho: Elizabeth Stewart Clark & Company, 2004.

This is a wonderful little book that focuses on the clothing needs of young women in their transitional teenage years, for mid-19th century clothing. It includes excellent construction information, including pattern-drafting and draping techniques, and even explains how to use duct tape to create a custom-fitting corset pattern, and then how to construct a corset from that or another pattern. See entry for The Dressmaker’s Guide for more information about the author’s works and expertise. This book overlaps with both the original and the second edition of the Guide, but it is valuable on its own in the area of young women’s clothing, and is not redundant to the 1st or 2nd edition of the Guide. I personally own this book, and would highly recommend it.

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