17th Century Women's Dress Patterns
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Price
£35.00

Format
Hardcover

Publishing Date
18/04/2011

Pages
160 pages

Height
270mm

Width
305mm

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9781851776313

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17th Century Women's Dress Patterns

Book One


This breathtakingly detailed book presents dress patterns, construction details, embroidery and making instructions for fifteen garments and accessories from a seventeenth-century woman's wardrobe. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment alongside photographs of the objects and the groundbreaking use of x-ray photography revealing the hidden elements of the clothes, the precise number of layers and the stitches used inside.

About the Author(s)
Susan North and Jenny Tiramani

Susan North is Curator in the V&A Fashion, Textiles and Furniture Department. Jenny Tiramani, Luca Costigliolo, Claire Thornton and Armelle Lucas, who produced the patterns for the book, were all members of the wardrobe team at Shakespeare's Globe between 1999 and 2005.

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By Susan North and Jenny Tiramani

Book Two in the V&A's groundbreaking new series presents 17 patterns for garments and accessories from a seventeenth-century woman's wardrobe. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment to enable the reader to accurately reconstruct them.


Seventeenth Century Women's Dress Patterns