I am surrounded by authors!
Noreen over at Norn's Notebook (link at the top of the page) is the author of this book which will be published by the Victoria & Albert Museum in early October.
'Over the last 300 years, children's clothing has witnessed a gradual shift from dressing children to adult requirements, in multiple layers and formal styles, to the booming designer childrenswear market of today. This accessible and well-illustrated dictionary features over 300 garments, from air-raid suits to zouave jackets, with specially commissioned photographs from the world's largest and most diverse collection at the V&A Museum of Childhood. A fully illustrated timeline and introduction offers an at-a-glance understanding of the changes in children's fashions and a rich selection of line drawings and illustrations from sewing and knitting patterns, to catalogues, dolls, fashion plates, photographs, paintings and children's fiction puts the garments in context.'
Knowing someone who has had books published is almost as good as having one published oneself!
You can buy it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dictionary-Childrens-Clothes-Noreen-Marshall/dp/1851775471/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221646545&sr=1-2 - one day I will work out how to do links properly.