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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 email me on htac2000@gmail.com to 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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26.07 | 09:51

Hello Johan, Please send £25 to my paypal account (Heather Toomer at email htac2000@gmail.com) and I will get the book in the post to you on receipt. Thanks

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25.07 | 17:41

I want to order a copy of Embroidered with White. Please inform me how I can trnsfer the amount due for postage to Europe.

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06.06 | 10:43

Was delighted to get your new book this morning.

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25.02 | 22:25

Hi Jennifer,
Which book have you in mind? Nothing has changed but it soon will! - I've just finished a new whitework book. Do contact me by email. Regards

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