Patterns of Fashion: C1560-1620 Paperback – May 30 1985
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About the Author
Janet Arnold was a historian of fashion, which combined her two greatest passions: the theatre and clothes. Her early books were conceived as aids for the fashion and theatre students she taught, but as her unique range and depth of knowledge became apparent, more and more museums and other institutions sought her advice and, today, her books are essential tools for the study of dress and have been used throughout the world.
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I would not be without my copy; I actually own two, so I can lend one out without having to be without it.
The only flaws are that it is incomplete, lacking much of the undergarments of the period, and that there are a few mistakes in some of the patterning, which can have interesting results... certainly make a toile of the garments first, but generally this book is a gem.
Note: this book assumes that the prospective sewer has quite an advanced skill in sewing; if you can't sew without instructions, you might find it challenging, and you need to expand the patterns up from the scaled down illustrations
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It was in perfect condition and arrived promptly. I knew what I wanted and it was quick and easy to obtain. The book is a wonderful reference for historical costuming.Published on June 14 2014 by Victoria Klippenstein
...you find something on amazon.com that you wished you could have purchased nearly a decade ago, if only you had know of its existance? I bought this book for my sister-in-law. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by Erin Ptacek
Janet Arnolds book was something I used to use to make historical reproductions until I had the chance to see a garmet she had chosen to pattern in a museum. Read morePublished on May 1 2001
This book is essential to any good theatre costume shop, but it is not for someone looking to create a halloween costume. Read morePublished on April 18 2000
This book is an indispensible resource of period cut and construction techniques. The highly informative text and detailed illustrations are wonderful tools for creating authentic... Read morePublished on March 29 2000 by Jennascarlett
Janet Arnold explores the cut and construction of clothes from 1560-1620 like no other. If you have questions regarding period seam placement, pattern design, period fabrics, and... Read morePublished on Dec 29 1999 by Charles Burke
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