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Forgot to mention earlier…

Went to the library the other day, to pick up The Art of Dress. My library doesn’t have a huge selection of fashion books but it does tend to round out my collection nicely. I have gotten the book out a few times but have not actually sat down and read the whole way through. elizabethsdress has been raving about it lately so I thought I would take the time to do so this month.

While I was there I discovered my library now has What Clothes Reveal. Very cool! Another book I want but don’t have yet! I’ve had a chance to look through it a few times, shopping in Williamsburg, but not to read much of it. I started reading WCR first and have really enjoyed it. Quite interesting so far…

*sigh* So many books, so little cash and shelf space. :>


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From: misscrabtree Date: June 15th, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC) (link)
WCR, isn't that a great book! Go toward the back and check out the black dress. I was just posting about it in a reply. And, you will see the photos of the pockets, different sizes and one in a block quilt form. Oh, Im telling you this 18th c stuff is maddening, I love it.

You will learn so much in The Art of Dress, especially in the section "women" and the chapters after that. All the other stuff is preliminary and starts off talking about mens clothing.

PS with my BN card and a special coupon I got my WCR 20% off the price...:)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 16th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC) (link)
You mean the black dress on pg 177? Pretty! Would you make it in black? Yes, I spend a long time looking at those pockets at the exhibt. :> I tried taking some super close up of the use of stitches on the middle one but none of my pics came out. Oh well.
From: misscrabtree Date: June 16th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (link)
LOL Jenny, wrong book. Was thinking about her other book "18th c Clothing"
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 16th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC) (link)
I don't see a black dress in 18th Century Clothing or did you mean the pockets in the 18th Century Clothing book? :>
From: misscrabtree Date: June 16th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC) (link)
LOL I was refering to the "Art of Dress" I meant to say "Dress in 18th Europe" The Black dress has a bow tie in the front of it its in WCR. Its matronly but I like it.
pinkdiamond From: pinkdiamond Date: June 16th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC) (link)
I was slightly disappointed with Art of Dress. I think it was because there was s ome old information that wasn't challenged.

The photos are wonderful though.

It may have also been because there wasn't much focus on the bustle eras... which seems to be something older books did as well...
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