The pictures are good, and the diagrams & patterns are clear and helpful.
Next to Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart, and Janet Arnold's excellent Patterns of Fashion series, this book is a must have.
A must-have for anyone interested in the period - gives excellent details on fabrics, construction techniques, patterns.
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 5 months ago by Eliza
This book is great! The photos and patterns are very helpful to making construction more understandable.Published 6 months 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 14 months ago by Bodicia