mercoledì 11 dicembre 2013

Book review - Patterns of fashion I -II

A couple of weeks ago I bought 2 books on amazon: Patterns of fashion volume I and II.
In the two books are presented some historical dresses that you can find in  famous British museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Gloucester museum, the gallery of English costume and so on. The first book covers the period from 1660 until 1860, the second covers the period from 1860 until 1940.

Next to the costume's drawing you can find the pattern on a small scale with a few notes about the type and color of the fabric used, the information on how to assemble the dress, and other informations.

I have not still tried to make a costume following the instructions in the book, but they seem to be a good source of inspiration.

Here there are some pictures so you can get an idea:

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