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Watercolour of an unknown lady and babe in arms; c1834

Baby wore white: robes for special occasions, 1800-1910

 

Published by Heather Toomer Antique Lace; ISBN O-9542730-1-X

168 pages, softback, over 250 colour and b & w illustrations including 5 patterns.

 This fully illustrated book reviews the history of christening and other decorative baby robes through the 19th century. A first section uses dated examples and contemporary illustrations to show when different styles were in vogue and compares and contrasts them with adult fashions: a second section celebrates the exquisite workmanship in many of these robes with numerous photographs of more than forty garments.

Tips are given on washing and conservation.

Patterns are provided of four different styles to enable home dressmakers to make accurate reproductions.

A list of dated garments in public collections and a glossary are included.

Prices including postage: £17.50 within the United Kingdom; £22.75 within Europe; £26.50 to U.S.A. and Canada; £27 to Australia. Please ask me about postage charges to other countries or combined charges for several books.

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Jane Cake | Reply 13.07.2015 15.36

"Baby wore white " Is just what I was looking for! So much to see and read.Thank you for sharing your expert knowledge. I am a new follower of your books😀

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08.11 | 07:34

Dear Gin,
I am always happy to advise on lace collections. Do contact me direct on htac2000@gmail.com and we can discuss options for me to see it. Heather

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07.11 | 15:31

We have a collection of lace from my grandmother (1900 - 1976) and would like someone knowledgeable to look at it. Please could you recommend someone? Thank you

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29.09 | 13:50

Ann, Many thanks for giving that feedback. I should have the next book in the series out this winter - Watch this space! I'm very glad the books help, Heather

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23.09 | 22:41

I have probably all the books you have written.
They are all wonderful and have taught me so much.

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