Clothing in the 1800s

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Co-op Class Fall 2018

Fashion has been important for as long as people have had clothes! Check out some of the changing fashions of the 1800s and learn about some of the events and ideas that precipitated changes in what we wore. We will read through a pattern written in 1840 and try our hand with period techniques.

Pinterest Page

19th Century Fashion

The Historical Influence of the Industrial Revolution on British Fashion



Week 1 – Clothing in the 1800s introduction



Week 2 – Book of patterns and techniques

The workwoman’s guide, containing instructions in cutting out and completing articles of wearing apparel, by a lady (free ebook on google) – page 137 Shirts for the Labouring Classes & page 1 A Few General Observations on Needle-Work. We will read over the pattern and look at a shirt made using these directions. We will also try our hand at needle-work!



Week 3 – 1800-1820



Week 4 – 1820-1840



Week 5 – 1840-1860

Reforming Fashion PDF



Week 6 – 1860-1880



Week 7 – 1880-1900



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