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Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book 1

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  • Seller:upandawaybooks
  • Sales Rank:641,365
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:160
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):3.3
  • Dimensions (in):10.9 x 12.3 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:April 1, 2011
  • ISBN:1851776311
  • EAN:9781851776313
  • ASIN:1851776311
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Synopsis

This innovative and breathtakingly detailed book from the V&A presents dress patterns, construction details, embroidery, and making instructions (including a knitting pattern and lacemaking) for 15 garments and accessories from a 17th-century British woman's wardrobe. Step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence and scale patterns for each garment enable readers to accurately reconstruct them. There are scale diagrams for making linen and metal thread laces, silk braids, and embroidery designs. Multiple photographs, close-up construction details, and X-ray photography reveal the hidden elements of the clothes, the number of layers, and the stitches used inside. This first book in a new series takes the physical examination and study of historical clothing to a new depth and degree of detail, using the expertise of designers, tailors, and makers from London's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.


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