Baby Wore White: Robes for Special Occasions, 1800–1910

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The book Baby Wore White: Robes for Special Occasions, 1800–1910 by Heather Toomer is an outstanding volume that those interested in nineteenth-century clothing—both baby and adult—pattern making, and whitework will savor. In addition to clear, crisp photographs of more than seventy robes for babies, there are patterns from several surviving examples, historical and family details, and period fashion plates. Plus, it contains tips for preserving your treasured heirlooms.

Baby Wore White: Robes for Special Occasions, 1800–1910
By Heather Toomer
Emborough, Radstock, England: Heather Toomer Antique Lace, 2004. Softbound, 168 pages, £17.50 (about $35). ISBN 0-9542730-1-X


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