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Tailor's Pattern Book 1589 Paperback – Facsimile, April 12, 1999
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The book was apparently intended as a guide for journeymen tailors, to help them figure out economical ways of cutting out garments, as well as giving them diagrams for some standard styles of garment. For each garment, there is a cutting diagram (much like the cutting diagrams that come with modern patterns), an estimate as to how much fabric is required (in Castillian ells) and brief directions on how the garment goes together. He also includes charts to help figure out how much fabric is needed based on desired length of the garment and fabric width.
In "Patterns of Fashion" Janet Arnold cites this book extensively (the '78 edition), though she complains that the translation is not as perfect as it could be, because the translators were not costume scholars. Any Spanish speaking folks doing graduate work in this area? Here's your chance. However, at least after a cursory examination, the translation seems good enough to me. And Arnold commented that it was extremely useful even without a perfect translation.
The first 4/5 of the book is a facsimile of the original, the remaining 1/5 is a translation, glossary, and notes (including a conversion table for Castillian ells to centimeters).
The book contains diagrams for 73 garments, plus a diagram for a "war banner," and two diagrams for "silk saddle trappings for jousts." The garments are for both men and women. The men's garments include ceremonial cloaks and church vestments. There are no diagrams for trousers, because trouser-making was apparently a different craft in Alcega's time.
The first 3/4 of this book is the original patterns in Spanish. The last fourth is the English translation. The patterns are mostly cloak patterns, with a few gowns for women, and a few doublets and gowns for men.
The pattern is given with a name and a brief paragraph of basic instructions, but no illustration of the garment. So unless you really research it, you won't be sure how the garment will look when you finish it. If you are an amateur costumer, I wouldn't buy it (since you need to know how to scale up patterns, tailoring tricks, and lots about the clothes of this time period.)
If you are enamored of late renaissance Spanish clothing, go for it. But before you buy this book, I suggest you buy Patterns of Fashion: The Cut & Construction of Clothes for Men & Women C. 1560-1620 By Janet Arnold.