Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail

Embellishments, by Astrida SchaefferThis book of full-color photographs and how-to guide highlights ten of the dresses from the Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail exhibit at UNH and analyzes their design elements in depth. Each item has been closely examined, taking advantage of places where threads have loosened over time to peer at the back side of trims, searching garment interiors, and studying fabric grain lines and seams for clues on construction. Lush photography of full-length gowns and close-up views of construction details are paired with descriptions, clear diagrams, and instructions for a book you can enjoy on many levels.

by Astrida Schaeffer
foreword by Lisa MacFarlane, PhD
introduction by Kimberly Alexander, PhD
Published by Great Life Press

Inspired by the Embellishments exhibition.

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