The photos and patterns are very helpful to making construction more understandable.
Next to Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart, and Janet Arnold's excellent Patterns of Fashion series, this book is a must have.
A great basic book, but also very useful for anybody wishing to understand clothing construction in greater detail.
The photographs are gorgeous, and the descriptions are fairly in depth. I've never hand sewn a piece of clothing, but I look forward to trying! Read morePublished 8 days ago by Eliza
This book is great! The photos and patterns are very helpful to making construction more understandable.Published 24 days ago by K-artist
I recently carved a wooden doll based on 18th century Queen Anne dolls, and I wanted more in depth detail as to how the appropriate clothing would have been made. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kimberley A. Mitchell
The book was better than expected. Pattern design and layout was very well done. Packaging was thin plastic and inadequate protection from postal abuse. Very pleased with the bookPublished 6 months ago by Raymond Root
Needed some help with detail in Colonial costume making for re-enactment events; this book answered some questions but is more oriented with upper class dressing.Published 7 months ago by Barb
Priced fairly for what it is, this book is a high-quality source for people who want to specialize in the 18th century fashions but do not want to settle for the imitation genre of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carolyn
This book is a good one for costumers and students of period fashion. There are many pictures of period clothing, basic pattern pieces and good explanations.Published 9 months ago by Bodicia
This is an easy start up for all the fashion student out there that want to go into costuming. The patterns are easy to follow and the best part is if you use the right material,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by RyuuHime
I am a college student focusing on 18th century women's clothing. I found this book to be very informative, with both basic and detailed information. Ms. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by AmyG