Seventeenth-century Women's Dress Pattern

Seventeenth-century Women's Dress Pattern

Book One

Book - 2011-
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Book One in this exciting new series includes waistcoats and bodices, a mantle and gloves. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment to enable the reader to accurately reconstruct them. There are scale patterns of each garment and scale diagrams for making linen and metal thread laces and embroidery designs. Multiple photographs of the objects, close-up construction details and the groundbreaking use of x-ray photography reveal the hidden elements of the clothes, the precise number of layers and the stitches used inside. This new series will be essential reading for art historians, stage designers, museum curators and teachers of fashion and costume.
Publisher: London : V & A Pub., 2011-
Edition: Hbk. ed
ISBN: 9781851776313
Branch Call Number: 646.432 SEV 2011
Characteristics: 160p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 31 cm


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Sep 08, 2011

Really an astounding amount of detail for these priceless historical garments. The garments are broken down in multiple ways, including the patterns and techniques of ornament, layout of pattern pieces, pattern construction, seaming, etc. The only complaint I may have is that there aren't enough kinds of garments; for example, there are no skirts. This is book one, so I am sure there will be more to come.

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