A British reverend’s daughter named Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous diary of the fabrics she used and details of the garments she made with them. The original diary is now a part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection. It was reproduced in the 1980s and published under the title A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics.

A British reverend’s daughter named Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous diary of the fabrics she used and details of the garments she made with them. The original diary is now a part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection. It was reproduced in the 1980s and published under the title A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics.

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1746-1823 Album with textile samples and fashion plates, compiled by Barbara Johnson, England 3

1746-1823 Album with textile samples and fashion plates, compiled by Barbara Johnson, England 3

Hungarian  Embroidery - Folk Art   (www.hungaria.org) - so beautiful, floral embroidery detail and artwork

Hungarian Embroidery - Folk Art (www.hungaria.org) - so beautiful, floral embroidery detail and artwork

Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous record of the dresses that were made for her, attaching swatches of fabric and including images from ladies magazines.

A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics

Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous record of the dresses that were made for her, attaching swatches of fabric and including images from ladies magazines.

Barbara Johnson, a  well-off Englishwoman from a clerical family, made detailed notes about her wardrobe for the period 1760-1823

A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics

Barbara Johnson, a well-off Englishwoman from a clerical family, made detailed notes about her wardrobe for the period 1760-1823

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