Costume Pictures

...from the Museum of Costume, Bath

...from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

...from the Museum für hamburgische Geschichte, Hamburg

Costume in Period Photographs

Pictures of...



Needlework Patterns 1859-1924


Timeline 1830-1950

A Short History of the Corset

Buying, dating and restoring parasols

Resizing Period Patterns

Historical Patterns and the Modern Figure

Historical Sewing Techniques

On Historically Correct Fabrics

How to Tell Fabrics Apart

Other Materials: Since when was... used?


Buttons left, buttons right

Fabric-covered Buttons

Making Cords

Making Your Own Dummy

Dressing for the Occasion 1908

Using Contemporary Art for Costume Study





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