Busks, Basques and Brush-Braid

British dressmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries

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This book examines the dressmaking trade in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the trade and the people within it.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part One: The development of the dressmaking trade
1. 'About suppressing the Women Mantua-makers'
2. 'The art and mystery of mantua-making'
3. 'I bought me a gowne'
4. 'Undeviating Endeavours to Please'
5. 'At short notice ... and at most Economic charges'
6. The watershed of the 1870s
7. Winners and losers

Part Two: Dressmakers in fact and fiction
8. Dressmakers in fiction
9. Dressmakers in fact
10. Ladies and their dressmakers

Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Om forfatteren

Pam Inder is an independent scholar and was formerly Curator of Applied Arts at first Exeter and then Leicestershire Museums (specialising in dress history), after being an Assistant Curator at Birmingham City Art Gallery. She later taught at Staffordshire and De Montfort Universities.