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140 pages, paperback, perfect binding. Text by Karin J. Bohleke
“The Fashions of Fiction from Pamela to Gatsby” was a year- long exhibit at the Fashion Archives & Museum (FA&M) that brought famous literary characters to life by illustrating how clothing enhances the authors’ vision of their creations. The exhibition was based on some of literature’s greatest bestsellers:
Samuel Richardson, Pamela
Claire de Duras, Ourika
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Edith Wharton, Age of Innocence
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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Short sleeved front opening dress from the Fashion Archives & Museum at Shippensburg University.
“What is Dress?” 100PC Adult Puzzle
Le Bon Ton 20PC Child Puzzle
The puzzle image is from the American edition of the Le Bon Ton in May 1858
Clothing Textile Coasters
A 4-coaster set of nineteenth-century textile designs from items in the FA&M collection.
Reversible Fashion Plate Lockets
Silver-tone reversible lockets feature two different high-quality reproductions of women in nineteenth-century fashion plates. No two necklaces are alike and come with a 17″ chain. Change your “look” by varying which portrait is displayed!
Evoking Period Style for Dolls©
Revolutionary War Era: Informal Gowns
Fitted Black Gown, Two Petticoats, Frock, Pinner Apron and Neckerchief for 18-Inch Dolls
Evoking Period Style for Dolls patterns are an exceptional series designed for 18-inch dolls and based on actual historical garments. Versatile garments women and girls wore in the 18th century inspired the patterns for the Revolutionary War Era Informal Gowns. At this time, a woman’s dress was called a gown, and the gown featured here is a fitted-back, front-opening overdress (robe gown), whose skirt is open in the front to reveal an underskirt, called a petticoat. The frock was a back-opening dress with a full skirt, which was worn by all young children, boys and girls, until they were four or five, and then by girls until about age thirteen. Also included is a pattern for a pinner apron, which girls wore over their frocks and a neckerchief, which filled in the open necklines of gowns and frocks.
Evoking Period Style for Dolls©
Revolutionary War Era: Informal Separates
Short Gown, Jacket, Petticoat and Neckerchief for 18-Inch Dolls
Evoking Period Style for Dolls patterns are an exceptional series designed for 18-inch dolls and based on actual historical garments. The patterns for the Revolutionary War Era Informal Separates were inspired by the type of clothing 18th century women wore for work or informal social situations. Included are patterns for two 1770s jacket styles—one called a short gown—two skirts, which were called petticoats, and a neckerchief.