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Research with Vintage Garments Lesson 11 | History of Fashion Design

Research with Vintage Garments Lesson 11

Research with Vintage Garments

Step 1:Read

  • Kent State University Museum: Care of Historic Costume and Textiles


  • SCMRE Textiles Guidelines

Step 2:To record your study garment,  take photographs of the garment from all sides, Including The Inside, with close up details, if your camera permits this. Send in the photos for processing.  If you do not have access to a scanner or digital camera, check the option of having your photos scanned to disk by the processor.


1930’s party dress from the Theatre UAF Historic Costume Collection

Step 3:Read postings on the Message Board about your garment.  The instructor (and hopefully your fellow students) will give you hints about where to do searches for information on garments similar to yours.  Start looking for information that will add to a final report on your study garment.

  • Links to Costume And Textile Museums & Societies

  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Storing Antique Textiles
  • Textile Conservation
  • Scmre Guideline: Acid Free Tissue Paper for Textiles and Costume


51WMGDYTBZLCare of Clothes
41BNDVEN6FL The Costume Collector’s Companion 1890-1990

41WA6T0E5KL Collecting Vintage Fashion & Fabrics (Instant Expert)


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