Fashions of the Gilded Age, Volume 1: Undergarments, Bodices, Skirts, Overskirts, Polonaises, and Day Dresses 1877-1882 (Paperback)
Contains 160 authentic sewing patterns and instructions for women's garments. Includes special rulers that enable drafting to custom sizes. Quotes from period fashion magazines and other sources give additional information on construction, materials, and wardrobe planning. For theatrical and reenactment costumers, vintage clothing collectors, brides, and doll artists.