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Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and…

by Janet Arnold

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    Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear, Headwear and Accessories for Men and Women, c1540-1660 by Janet Arnold (bruce_krafft)
    bruce_krafft: Patterns of Fashion 4 compliments this book as some of the items included go with the items in this book, for example the pickadil from the womans loose silk gown or some of the undergarments worn by Nils Sture
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Late 16th C, early 17th C Just how did they make those clothes, and why did they cut them that way...? The answers await you in here! I am constantly going back to this book for reference. ( )
  hsifeng | Mar 27, 2008 |
If I don't use this book for the patterns and inspiration for my garb, I use the Spanish Tailor's Handbook. For inspiration I use paintings of the period, but this is where I get the patterns to make them up.
I actually have three copies, one to use, one to use when that one is worn out, and one I xeroxed so I would have one to make notes in. ( )
  reginaromsey | Feb 11, 2007 |
Excellent book! The first part has loads of (black-and-white) pictures of the extant garments, compared with art from the time. The patterns themselves have a lot of information. I learn something every time I read it. You should be familiar with how to change a pattern if you try to sew any of the clothes. ( )
  isiswardrobe | Mar 13, 2006 |
Incomparable reference for Elizabethan and Jacobean clothing construction. ( )
  Selkie | Jan 18, 2006 |
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