If you have some sewing experience and you love this period it is really a great book!
In this book it's amazing to see fashion plates of overskirts that look similar in the plates, but the cut and drape shown by the pattern pieces is quite different.
This sure beats trying to decipher the patterns in an original 1890's issue of Harpers!
This book is great. You learn about Victorian patterns and fashions plus find inspiration for steampunk clothes. A good addition to a sewing library.Published 15 months ago by Gail
The book is FULL of different garments and articles of clothing from the Victorian era. The patterns are given as well as instructions on how to enlarge them for yourself. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Emmina
This book is wonderful. Three hundred and eighty-three pages of over fifty patterns. This book is a wonderful treasure trove of wonderful patterns, with easy to understand... Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Lots of pictures with fabric and coloring explanations! An excellent resource! I made a Victorian style bustle gown for my daughters school play, and this helped with silhouettes,... Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by Boo
I have often referred my cutters to this work during conferences on my designs. Ms. Grimble's books are painstakingly written and illustrated from their historical sources. Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by cjbdesigns
Once again Ms. Grimble has done what no one else has accomplished. A nice two volume set that gives you not only wonderful drawings but great patterns. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Shela Simpson
This entire series from Frances Grimble is the most astounding amount of compiled research we've ever seen! Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by The WiZ
This is an absolutely amazing book! I have not yet seen so thorough a resource on Victorian patterns. And this is only Volume 1. I look forward to picking up Volume 2 later. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by DonavenJ