Embellishments, by Astrida Schaefferby Astrida Schaeffer
Foreword by Lisa MacFarlane, PhD
Introduction by Kimberly Alexander, PhD


Published by Great Life Press

This book of full-color photographs and how-to guide highlights ten Victorian dresses from the Embellishments 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.

Inspired by the Embellishments exhibition.

Readers’ Comments | Book Reviews



Embellishments is a must have for fashion do-it-yourselfers, but this publication also belongs on bookshelves of serious fashionistas and Victorian enthusiasts.” — Lynne Francis-Lunn, Director of Merchandising, Peabody Essex Museum