Everyday Dress of Rural America 1783-1800 with instructions and patterns
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The heart of this book is devoted to full descriptions and scaled patterns of historic garments from 1783 - 1800. The garments include that of both settlers and the Abenaki Indians of New England. Cultural and costume historians, or anyone interested in the clothing styles of the late 18th century in rural America will find a rich store of information and practical instruction in this book.

Chapters include:

  • How do we know what people wore?
  • Terminology
  • Clothing in the established towns
  • Clothing in the settlements
  • Clothing of the Western Abenaki
  • A word about children's clothing
  • Shifts
  • Stays
  • Pockets
  • Petticoats & skirts
  • The gown
  • Chemise
  • Neckerchief
  • The apron
  • The shirt
  • The cravat and stock
  • Breeches, trousers and the breechcloth
  • The waistcoat
  • The coat
  • Men's Frock
  • Hair and headgear.
  • Stockings and leggings
  • Shoes and moccasins.
  • Fabrics and hand sewing techniques
  • Bibliography

    Soft cover, black & white drawings and patterns, 113 pages, by Merideth Wright.
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    Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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