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Sewing Victorian Doll Clothes: Authentic Costumes from Museum Collections

by Michelle Hamilton
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This book has patterns for larger dolls, but the information can be used for making authentic miniature costumes. Hardback. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).

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**Please Note: There are Patterns for dollhouse dolls in the DOLL MAKING section.

The Doll's Dressmaker: The Complete Pattern Book

by Venus A. Dodge
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This book has patterns for much larger dolls, but the information can be used for making very cute miniature costumes for children. It is a paperback - 192 pages. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).

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How to Make Historic American Costumes

by Mary Evans, William-Alan Landes, Elizabeth Brooks
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Hat Making for Dolls 1855-1916

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Patterns for Theatrical Costumes: Garments, Trims, and Accessories from Ancient Egypt to 1915

by Katherine Strand Holkeboer
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Period & Contemporary: Patterns for Fashion Dolls

by Hazel McMahon
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Fashion Doll Wardrobe: A Collection of Designs and Patterns

by Robert Archer, Portfolio Press
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Famous Couples Fashion Doll Patterns

by Hazel McMahon
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A second volume of nostalgic outfits to dress your favorite 15-inch fashion dolls. Sewers can recreate 20 outfits complete with accessories for famous, romantic couples such as Cleopatra & Marc Antony; Romeo & Juliet; Mr. D’Arcy & Miss Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice); Charles II & Barbara Villiers, Lady Castelmaine; Sir Percy Blakeney a.k.a. The Scarlet Pimpernel & wife Marguerite St. Just; and a Young Queen Victoria and her Prince Albert. Famous couples from the present century are Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart; Edwardian couple who could have been on the ill-fated Titanic; Edward VIII & Mrs. Simpson; Valentino & Vilma Banky from Son of the Sheik. Color photos and step-by-step instructions throughout help bring these characters to life displayed through your contemporary fashion dolls. Basic sewers need not be intimidated as each pattern is rated according to difficulty with directions given for the more accomplished sewers to adapt, embellish and enrich each outfit. 400 color photos. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).

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HISTORY

A History of Costume

by Karl Kohler, Carl Kohler, Emma Von Schardt (Editor)
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Racinet's Full Color Pictorial History of Western Costume

by Auguste Racinet
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This book is a good reference book for costume ideas. Many of the costumes are from Europe as well as America. Paperback - 92 pages. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).

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900 Years of English Costume: From the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century

by Nancy Margetts Bradfield
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Everyday Fashions of the Twenties As Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs

by Stella Blum (Editor)
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1920S Fashions from B. Altman & Company

by B. Altman, et al
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Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century

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DK Eyewitness Guides: Costume (DK Eyewitness Guides)

by Dorling Kindersley Corp
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The Cut of Women's Clothes, 1600-1930

by by Norah Waugh
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Women's Fashions of the Early 1900s: An Unabridged Republication of "New York Fashions, 1909" [ABRIDGED]

by National Cloak, Suit Co, National Cloak and Suit Company
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Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog: Fashions Dry Goods and Housewares

by Bloomingdale Brothers
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Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898

by Stella Blum (Compiler)
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The Mode in Costume

by R. Turner Wilcox
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