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As well as providing hands-on courses on the design and construction of historical clothing The School of Historical Dress is building its own resource of teaching aids and instructional literature.

Our second school publication WAISTCOATS: from the Hopkins Collection c.1720-1950 by Alan and Vanessa Hopkins is now on sale in the ‘BOOKS’ section here. Our first publication FOOTWEAR: shoes and boots from the Hopkins Collection by Alan and Vanessa Hopkins, is also available for purchase.

PATTERNS OF FASHION 5; The content, cut, construction and context of bodies, stays, hoops and rumps c.1595-1795 will be exclusively on sale here for pre-orders shortly. The official publication date is 31st October 2018 and we are awaiting confirmation from our printer that we can send the orders out on that date, before we open sales.

Copies of PATTERNS OF FASHION 5 are only available with a password until 20th August, to those attending the book launch and conference at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum on the 13th September. On 20th August we will open pre-orders to everyone.

Places are still available on the ‘FELTMAKING FOR HATS’ course and there is just one place on the ‘FABRICS FOR STAYS’ course still available to purchase under COURSES.

 ALL OUR JULY COURSES COVERED ASPECTS OF HISTORICAL DRESS THAT PRODUCE ‘ZERO WASTE’ AND WE ARE COMMITTED OFFERING AT LEAST ONE ‘ZERO WASTE ‘ COURSE EVERY SEASON.

Buy less, choose well, make it last

Dame Vivienne Westwood, Patron, School of Historical Dress

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