200 Victorian Fretwork Designs: Borders, Panels, Medallions by A. Sanguineti

By A. Sanguineti

A frequent ornamental aspect that is chanced on either inside and out of Victorian houses, fretwork delights the attention with its swish interlaced designs. This classic sourcebook, reproduced from an extraordinary variation, offers state-of-the-art image designers and craftworkers with tricky plates of real styles, together with scrollwork, finials, banisters, interlaced vines, foral carvings and lots of different stylish fretwork designs. they are ideal for lending a old fashioned contact to numerous print and crafting projects.

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Blouse dress (M) Period: 1870s. A loose, sac-like blouse worn by boys outside the trousers and confined round the waist by a belt; a vertical pleat was down each side of the front. Blouson (F & M) Period: 20th century onwards. A short, casual jacket with the looseness of structure associated with early blouses but often with a drawstring inside the bottom hem to adjust the fit. Bluchers (M) Period: ca. 1820–1850. Half boots, close-fitting and laced up in front over a tongue, having six eyelet holes on each side.

A fashionable style in the 1930s and 1940s, when the term described a loose-fitting coat with padded, square shoulders. Boxer shorts (M) Period: 1940s onwards. Loose-fitting cotton shorts with an elasticated waist worn as an undergarment; a front opening could be buttoned or just overlap the fabric. A wide variety of designs, plain and printed, and other fabrics were used over subsequent decades. A slightly sturdier version was worn as swimwear. They were based on the shorts worn by professional boxers which did not impede movement.

A short, casual jacket with the looseness of structure associated with early blouses but often with a drawstring inside the bottom hem to adjust the fit. Bluchers (M) Period: ca. 1820–1850. Half boots, close-fitting and laced up in front over a tongue, having six eyelet holes on each side. Blue Billy (M) Period: ca. 1800–1820. A blue neckcloth with white spots, as worn by the pugilist William Mace. Blue coat (M) Period: Late 16th century to ca. 1700. A coat of blue worn by apprentices and serving men, and therefore a colour avoided by gentlemen.

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