Research Resources

Academic Works (Free Downloads/Accessible)

18th c.


Sewing Manuals, Etc.


Fashion Plates

All Eras

U. of Washington Fashion Plate Collection, 1806-1915
The Met Costume Institute Fashion and Dress Plates, 18th c.-1949

1790s

The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 1 by Nikolaus von Heideloff (1794, English)
The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 2 by Nikolaus von Heideloff (1795, English)
The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3 by Nikolaus von Heideloff (1796, English)

Regency

Journal des Dames et des Modes (1798-1839, full scans of the magazine, some issues missing)
The Fashions of London & Paris During the Years 1804, 1805 & 1806

19th c.

Fashioning Philadelphia (American fashion plates!)
URI HTCC Fashion Plates
La Mode Artistique by Gustave Janet, later 19th c.

Free Patterns

La Mode Illustree PDF Digital Scans, 1860-1920


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