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The Medieval Tailor's Assistant

Making Common Garments 1200-1500

By Sarah Thursfield, Sarah Thurfield

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages, Quality Paper Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 April 2001
From establishing the date for your outfit, defining the wearer, and selecting garments, to measurements, patterns, materials, methods of construction, braies, shirts and smocks, cotes, doublets, kirtles, hose, surcotes, cotehardies, gowns, overkirtles, cloaks, children's clothing, headwear, and on to accessories, this is the perfect resource all in one volume. There are more than 400 line drawings and 121 patterns.
EAN: 9780896762398
ISBN: 0896762394
Publisher: Costume & Fashion Press/Quite Specific Media
Dimensions: 29.62 x 22 x 1.52 centimetres (0.91 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Yvonne Gwyn on
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An indispensible guide for re-enactors, it shows you all you need to know to sew a full range of clothes for a person from 1200 - 1500AD. It provides a basic overview of the types of garments worn, when and by whom, and gives a guide on sewing techniques, and the types of materials used and their modern equivalents. Patterns are provided, as are instructions on how to make a personal body block on which to base patterns. There are plenty of illustrations, diagrams and photos, and explanations on the historical context of garments. It is a useful book for both the beginner and those with sewing experience. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in medieval clothing.

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