- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (December 31, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0878305262
- ISBN-13: 978-0878305261
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warning, though: this book is not for people who cannot draft costumes. The patterns are in miniature and are original period patterns; in other words, they will not be sized for you. You will have to draft and make many a mock-up before you are ready to make the actual piece.
All in all, I love this book and intend to make even more of the pieces in it!
This is a must have book for the serious costume historian. It contains great period and rare original source information. It also has the advantage of patterns and information on early corsets ect that other books (and pattern companies) tend to skip.
True, the patterns are not for the timid or novice seamstress. However I have successfully made up one of the 18th century stays with wonderful results. If you are serious about historical fashion or wish to make accurate undergarments make sure this resource is in your library!
To be honest, i copied all the patterns then passed the book on with out really reading it as id rather watch dvds with fashion history in it than read about it! haha too tedious for me. But heaps of pics and interesting text (what others read and shared with me) But i loved the patterns. I didnt have too much trouble redrafting from the patterns provided and piccs helped to get the overall shape. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recieved a VERY old book, almost falling apart, but the info in it was priceless and worth every tear and yellowed page. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. kronberger
Excellent instructions, albeit pricey for what it is. I particularly like the large sections on the history of the item, and the construction methods.Published 14 months ago by Lauren P.
So far I haven't started the class, it starts Jan 1st, but I do look forward to it. I have of course thumbed through the book and it has a fantastic background history, very... Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by L. Hutchison
I've been trying to get my hand on this one for a long time. The seller was very honest about its condition and even though the dust cover was pretty tough, the book was in great... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by kendra
I don't use this as much as I do The Cut of Women's Clothes, but this is still a fantastic resource. Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by Rebecca
I really like this book, although I do take the patterns with a grain of salt. I've read about this book so many times that I felt compelled to get it and I don't regret doing so. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Askja
I work on corsets for both fashion wear and underwear and this book is one of my best resources. It contains patterns and diagrams as well as construction advice and historical... Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by A Reader
I wanted more instruction on HOW to make corsets and HOW they were traditionally made and the period the different styles corresponded to. Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by M. Kolhoff