Dec 5, 2012

Studying Historic Children's Clothes - recommended references


I adore this book! There are so many colour illustrations, close up too. An added bonus is that there are patterns you can scale up and use to make your own garments. Even if you do not make children's clothes its a must for anyone wanting to add embellishment to a garment from 1800-1910 as many sewing methods were used on adult garments as well.

I found this book in the Berkelouw Bookshop. Although its black and white throughout, the information inside is so valuable you won't want to miss it. Ewing starts of discussing swaddling and subjugation and finishes in the present day. Hardcover.



Again, another excellent reference book on historical children's clothing.

For the first time when reading this book I find a chapter on Children's clothes for mourning. Not a subject we like to think of, but my friend Karin is giving a talk at JAFA next April on the subject. I must show her this book.



And this is the book that explains all the terminology you come across in all the previous books! Full of illustrations and easy to read. Nice and thick - lots of information.

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