Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Source for Patterns

Corsets and Crinolines, by Norah Waugh first published in 1954, with frequent reprinting, contains a limited section on 18th century stays, but good diagrams, period references and citations. While mainly 19th century in orientation, this book is a good starting place for the modern staymaker. It is still an expensive reference book, and while it is nice to have on hand, interlibrary loan would be a good option.

1 comment:

  1. A gentle correction, dear Webmistress. C & C is published copyright 1954, re-printed, 1970, Theatre Arts Books. Library of Congress #: 69-11134


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