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The Victoria and Albert Museum

I am in the process of researching new books on historical fashion and dress making, with the idea that I will begin to invest in as many as financially possible.  I have completely exhausted the books I have now, and am looking forward to finding new sources of inspiration and knowledge.  I was browsing through the V&A museum and found their book shop with a slew of various types of books on fashion, textiles, and jewelry.  But here were the top two books I put on my list:

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Based on the book covers, you get an idea of what is inside.  X-rays of the foundations, the shapes, and the stitching lines of beautiful 17th century gowns… I am in love and very excited!  While I have only made a few gowns from this time period, I am still extremely interested and can’t wait to place my order!  Here is the link to the museum where you can also visit the book shop:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/f/fashion/

The  online exhibits have beautiful photographs of many different gowns from a variety of eras.  But to show many of the gowns to you in a fun little way, I found this video!

 Hope you enjoy!

 

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