It weekly published sewing, needlework, and millinery patterns illustrated by exquisite engraved plates. These practical patterns enabled every woman to make her own entire wardrobe. They were supplemented by columns that advised readers on planning their outfits and by articles that focused on specific techniques. This unique book provides sewing patterns for day dresses, evening dresses, accessories, outerwear, lingerie, corsets, crinolines, bridal wear, and clothes for riding and bathing.
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Our items are authentic reproductions, made as closely as possible to the original item. We use patterns made from original items; patterns that are modified to be historical not only in look, but construction; of patterns that we have made from drawings, pictures or paintings. Clothing and Uniforms Most of our men's replica clothing and uniforms are made for us by the Quartermaster Shop, although some items are manufactured by us or elsewhere. The ladies and childrens attire is mostly made by us. Almost any style of clothing that was worn in the United States during the 19th Century s starting from the 's on, including Victorian, Edwardian, American Civil War, Indian Wars.
Men's Cowboy Hats
In men's fashion, the three-piece ditto suit of sack coat, waistcoat, and trousers in the same fabric emerged as a novelty. Mauveine Aniline dyes first chemical dyes were discovered in and quickly became fashionable colors. In , two fashionable brilliant pink aniline dyes were named after battles in Italy's fight for independence : magenta , named after the Italian town of Magenta, Lombardy , and the similar solferino, named after Solferino. By the early s, skirts had reached their ultimate width. After about the silhouette of the crinoline changed and rather than being bell-shaped it was now flatter at the front and projected out more behind.
While the patterns used to make clothes varied relatively little across socio-economic groups, the material and amount of elaborateness did. Rural people wore plainer clothes, made from coarser and heavier fabrics than those used in the city. Felt hats became popular for many types of men, but usually only professional or wealthier urban men wore silk hats. Rural women had fairly plain, limited wardrobes, compared to their urban sisters. Urban women, even those on the lower economic end, tended to be more fashion conscious.