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Regency Era Fashion Plates: 1800-1819 Paperback – August 11, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440404690
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440404696
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,760,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Timely Tresses, the joint venture of Mandy Foster and Dannielle Perry, strives to provide historically accurate bonnets and bonnet patterns for styles spanning the nineteenth century. This volume shares one aspect of their research, hand-colored fashion plates from antique periodicals. Mandy Foster, a thirteen-year veteran of living history, studies fashion history, and teaches sewing, design, and patternmaking. After completing an internship at Past Patterns, she graduated in 2002 from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Apparel Design and Production and a minor in History. Mandy and her husband Sean own Baker Lane, specializing in vintage-inspired motherhood sewing patterns, and Foster & Foster Clothiers, specializing in reproduction WWII British dress hats. Mandy, Sean, and their two children make their home in North Carolina. Dannielle Perry, an active participant in living history for twelve years, conducts ongoing research on nineteenth century fashion based on original garments, antique periodicals, and period photography. With her skills in sewing, knitting, quilting, and spinning, Dannielle creates numerous impressions for herself, family, and friends. A former teacher with a B.A. in English and a minor in History from North Carolina State University, Dannielle resides in North Carolina with her husband Randy and their three children.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fiona on February 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book has a great deal of fashion plates from various contemporary sources of the time. I would have given 4.5 stars if I could have simply because the reproductions are at times very faint, so details are a bit soft. It's my guess that someone went a little overboard photoshoping them, trying to get the backgrounds white (originals would have been on an off white/cream ground)and in doing so have washed out the lighter tone. Still, it's a fairly good and large collection all in one book. Only womens fashion though - well there's one male costume in the middle.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ann Wass on May 17, 2009
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This compilation of fashion plates from the early 19th century includes many that I have not seen before, either in published collections or on-line. The book would have been a little more useful, though, with some written material accompanying the plates. I recommend it to anyone who is studying early 19th century fashion. It can serve as a good source of inspiration for those creating their own re-created fashions of the era.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sadie Goldfarb on September 18, 2009
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This book was just what I wanted. The fashion plates are a good size and the details show up well.
You have to remember that these are copies of drawings, they are not photographs of models.
There are so many different looks and styles that I have already picked out 4 outfits I want to make.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Vic on April 28, 2010
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I purchased the book and eagerly opened it. The plates are wonderful. No quibble there. But there is no text, no foreword with a short history or explanation of how or why these plates were chosen. I would have liked to know the following: the differences in English and French fashions at the time; some history of the Ladies Magazines that provided the illustrations; the materials the gowns, pelisses, spencers, and hats were made with; and what season the outfits were made for. A few Ackermann plates in the back of the book had full descriptions, but mostly they were absent. This is a compilation of fashion plates without context, so buyer beware.
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