B T Batsford 1st 1995
4to, v v min wr to base of bds o/w VG++/VG++ 920 gms
(Order reference 12035).
In Dressing Porcelain Dolls Maxine Henry provides inspiration as well as practical advice for an exquisite range of nineteenth century fashion - from shoes, socks and undergarments to fancy hat trimmings. Each outfit comes with its own full-size pattern pieces and clear step-by-step instructions. Although the clothes have been made up using a sewing machine, they are so small that they could easily be hand-stitched. Expert advice is given on the use of natural fabrics, and patterns and working diagrams accompany detailed instructions, with the making up of each garment described thoroughly at every stage.
All the outfits are illustrated with superb colour photographs and have been specially designed for the book, covering a wide range of fashions and styles. They include a Christening layette, a beautiful Victorian dress complete with ribbons, laces and flounces, a beaded ball gown, a sailor suit and elegant French dresses made of silk, satin and velvet. Instructions are also given for a charming range of underwear garments and accessories: bloomers and pantaloons, corsets and camisoles, petticoats and bustle pads, socks, shoes and boots, bags, hair decorations and hats.
Dressing Porcelain Dolls shows you how to create an enchanting wardrobe which will delight you, your friends and your family for years to come.