Costume Gallery

Still a work in progress! Please pardon our appearance!

The items displayed in the Historical Costume Gallery are 18th century reproductions created by Hallie Larkin over a period of several years. They are not for sale, but may have been custom orders for clients of the Golden Scissors. All of the garments are handsewn and constructed in the 18th century manner, using only period techniques with no modern shortcuts, historically accurate fabrics, trims and threads. When possible, sources and vendors are noted, but not all fabrics are still available in the marketplace.

For a list of general documentary resources, check out our bibliography below.

Yellow Silk Saque








Copper Gown








Embroidered Petticoat








Plaid Saque








Gold Saque








Ditto Suit








Red Banyan








Cotton Chintz Gown








Bibliography

General Costume History

Arnold, Janet. “A Handbook of Costume”. London: Macmillan, 1973.

Arnold, Janet. “Patterns of Fashion I: Englishwomen’s Dresses and Their Construction c. 1660-1860”. Drama Book Publishers, 1977.

Ashelford, Jane. “The Art of Dress, Clothes and Society, 1500-1914”. The National Trust (Laura Ashley), Published London: National Trust Enterprises Ltd., 1996. Distributed in North America, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York.

Boucher, Francois. “20,000 Years of Fashion”. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New Ed 1987.

Bradfield, Nancy. “Costume in Detail: Women’s Dress 1730-1930”. Boston: Plays, Inc, 1968.

Bradfield, Nancy. “Historical Costumes of England 1066-1956”. London, Harrap, 1958.

Buck, Anne. “Clothes and the Child, A Handbook of Children’s Dress in England 1500-1900”. New York: Holmes and Meier Publishers, 1996.

Burnham, Dorothy K. “Cut My Cote”. Ontario: Royal Ontario Museum, 1973.

Cooper, Grace. “The Copp Family Textiles”. Washington, D.C, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1971.

Corson, Richard. “Fashions in Hair”. New York: Hasting House, 1965.

Corson, Richard. “Fashions in Makeup, from Ancient to Modern Times”. New York: Universe Books, 1972.

Cotterell, Marta. “The Laces of Ipswich: Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840”. University Press of New England, 2003.

Cunnington, Phillis and Catherine Lucas. “Costume for Births, Marriages and Deaths”. New York: Barnes and Noble Books Inc., 1972.

Cunnington, Phillis and Catherine Lucas. “Occupational Costume in England from the 11th Century to 1914”. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, Inc., 1967.

Dreher, Denise. “From the Neck Up, An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking”. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Madhatter Press, 1981.

Ewing, Elizabeth. “Everyday Dress 1650-1900”. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1989.

Gehret, Ellen J. “Rural Pennsylvania Clothing”. York, Pennsylvania: George Shumway Pub., 1976.

Ginsburg, Madeleine. “An Introduction to Fashion Illustration”. Owing Mill, Maryland: Stemmer House Publishers, Inc., 1982.

Harting, Joan L. “Fashion Plates in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Musuem”. New York, NY, Cooper Hewitt Museum, 1982.

Hill, Margot Hamilton and Peter A. Bucknell. “The Evolution of Fashion: Pattern and Cut from 1066-1930”. London: B. T. Batsford, 1967.

Holland, Vyvyan. “Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899”. Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Book and Art Shop.

Hunnisett, Jean. “Period Costume for Stage and Screen, Patterns for Women’s Dress 1500-1800”. California: Players Press, Inc., 1991.

Kyoto Costume Institute. “Fashion”. New York, Taschen, 2002.

MacKenzie, Althea. “Shoes and Slippers”. London, National Trust, 2005.

MacKenzie, Althea. “Hats and Bonnets”. London, National Trust, 2005.

MacKenzie, Althea. “Buttons and Trimmings”. London. National Trust, 2005.

MacKenzie, Althea. “Embroideries”. London, National Trust, 2005.

Martin, Richard. “The Ceaseless Century: 300 Years of Eighteenth Century Costume”. New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.

McClellan, Elisabeth. “Historic Dress in America 1607-1870”. New York: Arno Press, 1977.

Oakes, Alma and Hill, Margot Hamilton. “Rural Costume”. London, Batsford; New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970.

Payne, Blanche. “History of Costume”. New York, NY, Harper & Row, 1965.

Rose, Clare. “Children’s Clothes since 1750”. New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1989.

Rothstein, Natalie. “Four Hundred Years of Fashion”. London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984.

Rothstein, Natalie. “Victoria and Albert Musuem’s Textile Collection:Woven Textiles in Britain from 1750 to 1850”.

Seward, James Christian. “The New Child: British Art and the Origins of Modern Childhood”. 1730-1830. University of Washington Press, 1995.

Swan, June. “Shoes”. London, Batsford, 1982.

Tarrant, Naomi. “The Development of Costume”. New York: Routledge (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh), 1994.

Tozer, Jane and Levitt, Sarah. “Fabric of Society, A Century of People and their Clothes 1770-1870”. Wales: A Laura Ashley Publication, 1983.

Waugh, Norah. “The Cut of Men’s Clothes 1600-1900”. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1964.

Waugh, Norah. “The Cut of Women’s Clothes 1600-1930”. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1968.

Worrell, Estelle Ansley. “Children’s Costume in America 1607-1910”. New York: Scribner, 1980.

18th Century Costume

Arnold, Janet. “Perukes and Periwigs”, London, HMSO, 1970.

Royal Ontario Museum. Series I: 1700-1775”. Royal Ontario Museum, 1984.

Baumgarten, Linda. “Costume Close-Up, Clothing Construction and Patterns 1750-1790”. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1999.

Baumgarten, Linda. “What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America”. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2002.

Blackman, Cally. “Walking Amazons: The Development of the Riding Habit in England during the Eighteenth Century”. Costume 35 (2001).

Blum, Stella. “Eighteenth-Century French Fashion Plates in Full Color”. New York: Dover Publishers, Inc., 1982.

Buck, Anne. “Dress in Eighteenth-Century England”. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1979.

Burnston, Sharon. “Fitting and Proper”. Scurlock Publishing, 2000.

Cunningham, Patricia. “Eighteenth Century Nightgowns: The Gentleman’s Robe in Art and Fashion”. Dress 10 (1984) 2-11.

Cunnington, C. Willett and Phillis. “Handbook of English Costume in the 18th Century”. Boston: Plays, Inc., 1972.

Delpierre, Madeline and Beamish, Caroline. “Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century”. Yale University Press, 1998.

Ettesvold, Paul. “18th Century Woman”. New York, Metropolitan Musuem of Art, 1981.

Fortune, Brandon Brame. “Studious Men are Always painted in Gowns”. Dress 29 (2002) 27-41.

Gilgun, Beth. “Tidings from the 18th Century”. Texarkana, Texas: Rebel Publishing Company, 1993.

Gousse, Suzanne. “Costume in New France from 1740 to 1760: A Visual Dictionary”. Fleur de Lyse, 1999.

Hart, Avril and North, Susan. “Fashion in Detail from the 17th and 18th Centuries”. New York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 1998.

Halls, Zillah. “Men’s Costume 1750-1800”. London Museum: Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, 1973.

Hersch, Tandy and Charles. “Cloth and Costume 1750-1800”. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County Historical Society, 1995.

Kraak, Deborah. “Variations on “plainness”: Quaker Dress in Eighteenth Century”. Philadelphia, Costume 34 (2000).

Kyoto Costume Institute. “Revolution in Fashion 1715-1815”. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989.

Lambert, Miles. “Cast-Off Apparell.: The consumption and distribution of second hand clothing in northern England during the long eighteenth century”. Pasold Textile History 35:1 (2004).

Lemire, Beverly. “A Good Stock of Clothes: The Changing Market for Cotton Clothing in Britain, 1750-1800”. Pasold Textile History 22 (1991).

Mackie, Erin. “Market a la Mode: fashion, commodity and gender in the Tatler and the Spectator”. Baltimore, Md., Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Maeder, Edward. “A Man’s Banyan: High Fashion in Rural Massachusetts”. Historic Deerfield (Winter 2001).

Maeder, Edward (ed.) “An Elegant Art: Fashion and Fantasy in the Eighteenth Century”. New York: Harry N. Adams, 1983.

Martin, Richard. “The Ceaseless Century: 300 Years of Eighteenth Century Costume”. New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.

Queen, Sally A. “Textiles for Colonial Clothing”. Q Graphics Production Company, 2000.

Rebora, Carrie, and Paul Staiti. “John Singleton Copley in America”. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1995.

Ribeiro, Aileen. “The Art of Dress. Fashion in England and France 1750-1820”. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Ribeiro, Aileen (Ed.). “The Costume Accessories Series”. London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd. (multiple titles on accessories in this series).

Ribeiro, Aileen. “Dress in Eighteenth Century Europe 1715-1789”. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., 1984.

Ribeiro, Aileen. “A Visual History of Costume of the Eighteenth Century”. New York: Drama Books Publishers, 1983.

Roche, Daniel. “The Culture of Clothing: Dress and Fashion in the Ancien Regime”. Cambridge, University Press, 1996.

Rose, Claire. “A Group of Embroidered 18th Century Bedgowns”. Costume 30 (1996).

Rothstein, Natalie, ed. “A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics”. London: Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Rushton, Pauline. “18th Century Costume in the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside”. National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, 1999.

Styles, John. ‘Involuntary Consumers’: Servants and their Clothes in Eighteenth Century England. Pasold Textile History 33 (I) (2002).

Swain, Margaret H. “Nightgown into Dressing Gown: A Study of Men’s Nightgowns: Eighteenth Century”. Costume 6 (1972) 10-21.

Wilcox, David. “Cut and Construction of a Late Eighteenth Century Coat”. Costume 33, 1999.

Warwick, Edward, Pitz, Henry and Wychoff, Alexander. “Early American Dress: The Colonial and Revolutionary Periods”. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1965.

Stays and Corsets

Costume Society of Great Britain. “Strata of Society”. Norwich, 1973.

Cunnington, C. Willett and Phillis. “The History of Underclothes”. London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 1981.

Doyle, Robert. “Waisted Efforts: An Illustrated Guide to Corset Making”. Sartorial Press Publications, 1997.

Koda, Harold. “Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed”. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001.

Sorge-English, Lynn. “’29 Doz and 11 Best Cutt Bone”: The Trade in Whalebone and Stays in 18th Century London”. Pasold Textile History 36 (I) (2005) 20-45.

Steele, Valerie. “The Corset: A Cultural History”. Yale University Press, 2003.

Waugh, Norah. “Corsets and Crinolines”. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1970.

Textile History

Anquetil, Jacques. “Silk”. Flammarion”, 1996.

Berenson, Kathryn. “Pique de Provence”. Edisud, Aix en Provence, France, 2000.

Chapman, D. and Chassagne, S. “European Textile Printers in the Eighteenth Century”. London, Oxford University Press, 1981.

Flanagan, J. “Spitalfield Silks of the 18th and 19th Centuries”. Leigh on Sea, England 1954.

Lemire, Beverly. “Fashion’s Favorite: The Cotton Trade and the Consumer in Britain, 1660-1800”. London, Oxford University Press, 1991.

Montgomery, Florence M. “Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850”. New York: Viking, 1970.

Montgomery, Florence M. “Textiles in America, 1650-1870”. New York: W. W. Norton, 1984.

Riffel, Melanie and Rouard, Sophie. “Toile de Jouy: Painted Textiles in the Classic French Style”. Thames and Hudson, 2003.

Stavenow, Elisabet. “18th Century Textiles”. The Anders Berch Collection.

Art History

Seward, James Christian. “The New Child: British Art and the Origins of Modern Childhood”. 1730-1830. University of Washington Press, 1995.