This new colour edition of Patterns of Fashion 1 has 134 pages, including 398 full colour images of the garments with contemporary depictions of women wearing similar garments. The previous edition had 76 pages. For clarity colour tints have been added to the 48 1:8 scale patterns, and these patterns are presented on a grid for measurements to be taken from them easily. There are an additional seven patterns given, three of which were previously unpublished, plus another four that were published in a basic form in periodicals. Two patterns before 1720 have been excluded from the original edition, because they have been added to Patterns of Fashion 5 and 6 where they are given in more detail than they were before.
This book is recommended for all those with an interest in historical dress, including students of costume for theatre, film and television, museum curators and conservators, living history interpreters, and academics studying women’s 18th and 19th century dress worn in the western world.
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