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Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book Two

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Book Two in the V&A's groundbreaking series presents 17 patterns for garments and accessories from a seventeenth-century woman's wardrobe. It includes patterns for a loose gown, a jacket, a pair of stays and a boned bodice, ivory and wooden busks, shoes, a hat, a stomacher, linen bands and supporters, a bag and a knife case. It also features a description of the stay-making process. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment to enable the reader to accurately reconstruct them. There are scale patterns and diagrams for making linen and metal thread laces and embroidery designs. Multiple photographs of the objects, close-up construction details and X-ray photography reveal the hidden elements of the clothes, the precise number of layers and the stitches used inside.

Author/Artist/Designer

Susan North & Jenny Tiramani

Pages

160

Dimensions

27.94cm x 1.91cm x 31.75cm

ISBN

9781851776856

Product code

113236

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About the authors

J.Tiramani and S.North

Susan North is Senior Curator in the V&A Fashion, Textiles and Furniture Department. Jenny Tiramani, Luca Costigliolo, Claire Thornton, Armelle Lucas and Christine Prentis, who produced the patterns for the book, were all members of the wardrobe team at Shakespeare's Globe between 1999 and 2005, where they researched and reconstructed Elizabethan and Jacobean clothing for Globe theatre productions. They are all founder members of The School of Historical Dress, a new venture established in 2010 to teach a practical object-based approach to the subject.