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The "Keystone" Jacket and Dress Cutter: An 1895 Guide to Women's Tailoring

The "Keystone" Jacket and Dress Cutter: An 1895 Guide to Women's Tailoring

By: Chas Hecklinger, Kristina Seleshanko

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With opulent fashions the ultimate in style, women of the late Victorian era wore a great deal of silks and satins. Daring combinations of bright colors were in. So were large hats, profusely trimmed. But by the end of the nineteenth century, ladies' tastes in fashion were changing, along with female lifestyles. Larger numbers of women were not only working outside the home, they were also playing tennis and golf, and riding bicycles and horses. All these activities called for a definite change in female fashions. Women came to rely on tailored suits with full skirts and fitted jackets over simple blouses. Riding habits called for a long, draped skirt worn over a pair of trousers.
With the dawn of the twentieth century, professional tailors turned to the comprehensive 1895 "Keystone" guide to create office outfits, riding pants, shirtwaists, and other garments. Filled with more than eighty patterns, the handy resource provided tailors with suggestions for fabric choices as well as instructions for the proper measurement, fitting, cutting, and sewing of such items as a bolero jacket, a shirtwaist with yoke, a single-breasted vest, and riding breeches.
Supplemented with a selection of newly captioned illustrations from The Delineator magazine, this volume will be a valuable reference for costume designers and fashion historians, and a fascinating window on the past for nostalgia enthusiasts.

Reprint of The Herald of Fashion Co., New York, 1895 edition, with illustrated supplements from the Butterick Publishing Company's June 1895 and June 1896 edition of The Delineator.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486451054
ISBN 139780486451053
Author/EditorChas Hecklinger Kristina Seleshanko
Page Count112
Dimensions8 1/4 x 11

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