Edwardian fashions for women were characterized by the S-shaped silhouette, embellished with lace, tucks, ruffles, tassels, frills and flounces. This essential book includes eleven detailed projects, which form a capsule collection of clothing and accessories that might have been worn by an Edwardian governess, a woman travelling on an ocean liner, a campaigning suffragette, or a wife overseeing a busy household in a large country house. It explains making sequences in full and advises in detail on how to give the garments a fine, authentic finish.


  • Eleven detailed projects based on the dress collections at Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
  • Each project includes a detailed description of the original garment, with an accompanying illustration alongside photographs of the original pieces
  • Scaled patterns are included for all projects with a list of materials and equipment required
  • Step-by-step instructions with information about the original techniques used and close-up photographs of the making process
  • Chapters on tools and equipment, fabrics, measurements and sizes, and how to wear Edwardian fashion with ideas on creating new outfits from the featured projects
  • Advice on how to adapt garments to make them suitable for both wealthy, leisured women, and for their poorer counterparts


By: Suzanne Rowland

Published: 04/01/2016

Size: 297x210 mm

Pages: 128

Binding: Paperback



Making edwardian costumes for women