The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style by Lauren Stowell (Author), Abby Cox (Author).
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.
Crinolines, Lingerie, Corsets, Hats 1846.
(England Victorian era. France Restauration, Second Empire Napoleom III.)
Chapeaux de Mariton. Lingerie de Daniel Deray, rue du Bac. Mouchoir de Chapron & Dubois. Corsets de Mme. Dumoulin, 44 Rue de Basse du Rempart. Gants Mayer. Envois divers de la Maison de Commission Lassalle et Cie, 35 rue Louis le Grand.
La Mode illustrée. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume.
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.