Patterns of Fashion 1 - Janet Arnold
Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen's dresses and their construction, c. 1660-1860 - Janet Arnold (1977 edition).
A wonderfully detailed reference book for anyone interested in vintage costume!
Includes extracts from contemporary sources about pattern cutting and dressmaking, a pictorial outline of Englishwomen's costume during the period, and drawings and patterns of many dresses taken from original specimens with details showing their construction.
Plus: additional info on the cut of eighteenth-century dresses, metric conversions, and a guide to using the patterns for full scale work.
Paperback, approx 36.5 x 26.5 cm. 76 pages.
Some creasing and other small signs of wear on the covers, and a few marks on the title page. The inside pages are clean and unmarked.
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