- Paperback: 36 pages
- Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum (1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0888540469
- ISBN-13: 978-0888540461
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #858,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ontario Royal Museum
Softcover ~ 36 pages
"Each garment description includes the kind of fabric used and any trim, is accompanied by a simple line drawing of the garment and a drawing of the layout of fabric showing the cut and/or fold lines. Each piece is then labeled to show where it goes in the garment. Essentially, Dorothy Burnham has taken apart these "coats" and made pattern guides, and it is quite amazing to see how each culture has adapted their cloth width to the cut and design of their clothes.
The author describes clothing made from the whole fabric, which in the past was done to conserve cloth as it was handwoven, a long, expensive and labor-intensive process.
If you are comfortable with making your own patterns, and if you are dealing with narrow width yardage, ex. Japanese kasuri, or expensive fabric that you just can't waste, then this guide book will help you to create some beautiful coats. There are 29 in all, from a Japanese kimono to a Macedonian long woman's shirt, from a man's English smock to a woman's chemise. The cover, a Hungarian cattleman's coat from the nineteenth century, with it's black broadcloth appliqué over white wool, is one of the most exquisite. "
Garments from Loom lengths without sewing
Beginning of sewn garments
development of the shirt
Memory of skin garments
Eastern Europe and Western Asia
Coats of the Far East