The past couple of years, I have been receiving books for the majority of my presents. I have an Amazon Wishlist and from it I received:
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Susan North
The Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail by Lucy JohnstonBoth these books are from the Victoria and Albert Fashion Museum collection and are really fascinating. I love being able to see individual stitches, minor flaws (that make me feel better about my work), and simply the wonderful detailed photographs/descriptions of the garments. The only thing to make them better would be to have photos of the whole garment instead of really up close ones. The book is great though. I'm soooo glad I have them now!
The Cut of Men's Clothes: 1600-1900
Corsets and Crinolines both by Norah Waugh
These books are just wonderful. I got a used/older version of the Cut of Men's Clothes and a new version of Corsets and Crinolines but I couldn't be happier. These are definitely must-haves.
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