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The Cut of Women's Clothes: 1600-1930 (edition 1987)

by Norah Waugh

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Each period in the history of costume has produced its own characteristic line and silhouette, derived from a cut and construction which varies considerably from age to age. Here are patterns taken from actual dresses, many of them rare museum specimens, illustrated by sketches of the dresses. There are notes on the production of women's dress, with references to early technical books and journals, together with diagrams from some of them. Numerous illustrations show the dresses as worn complete with their hairstyles, jewelry, decorations and accessories.… (more)
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Title:The Cut of Women's Clothes: 1600-1930
Authors:Norah Waugh
Info:Theatre Arts Book (1987), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 394 pages
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The Cut of Women's Clothes, 1600-1930 by Nora Waugh

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Actual quotations from original sources concerning clothing - ownership, production, etc. A very interesting historical survey. Patterns to get the costumer started.
  2wonderY | Aug 31, 2010 |
A historical perspective, including reprints of period engravings and drawings, shows how the clothing was constructed in the 17th Century to modern times (1940). ( )
  drj | Aug 2, 2008 |
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Each period in the history of costume has produced its own characteristic line and silhouette, derived from a cut and construction which varies considerably from age to age. Here are patterns taken from actual dresses, many of them rare museum specimens, illustrated by sketches of the dresses. There are notes on the production of women's dress, with references to early technical books and journals, together with diagrams from some of them. Numerous illustrations show the dresses as worn complete with their hairstyles, jewelry, decorations and accessories.

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