Friday, May 28, 2010

Booklist: Recommended Books on Costume

16th c. Tudor and Elizabethan Costuming Books:
Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'D
Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C1560-1620
Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them (Dover Books on Fashion)
The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing 16th-Century Dress

18th c. Rococo Fashion Books:
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries
 Patterns of Fashion 1: 1660-1860
18th Century Clothing (Historic Communities)
The Dress of the People: Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England

19th c. Victorian and Edwardian Costuming Books:
Dress for all occasions: Women's costumes from the 1880s and 1890s
 Patterns of Fashion 1: 1660-1860

General Surveys of Costume:
The Mode in Costume: A Historical Survey with 202 Plates (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Historical Costumes of England 1066-1968
- Children's Costume: The Complete Historical Sourcebook
- The Mode in Hats and Headdress: A Historical Survey with 198 Plates (Dover Pictorial Archives)
- The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates (Dover Pictorial Archives)

Books on Dress of the American West:

Janet Arnold Pattern Books:
- Patterns of Fashion 1: 1660-1860
- Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C1560-1620
- Patterns of Fashion 2: Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C.1860-1940

Nora Waugh Pattern Books:
- The Cut of Men's Clothes: 1600-1900
- The Cut of Women's Clothes: 1600-1930

Sears Catalogs and Books on 20th c. Vintage Fashion:
- Everyday Fashions of the Twenties as Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs (Sears Catalogs)
Everyday Fashions of the Thirties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs (Dover Books on Costume & Textiles)
Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs
- Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs (Dover Books on Fashion)
- Everyday Fashions, 1909-1920, As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles

Books on Corsetry:
- The Basics of Corset Building: A Handbook for Beginners
- The Corset: A Cultural History
Waisted Efforts: An Illustrated Guide to Corset Making
Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques
- The Little Corset Book: A Workbook on Period Underwear (Little Costume Workbooks)
Corsets and Crinolines

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