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Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns (Vol 2) (Hardcover)

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Book Two in the V&A’s groundbreaking new series presents 17 patterns for garments and accessories from a 17th-century woman’s wardrobe. It includes patterns for a loose gown, a jacket, a pair of stays and a ****** 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.

Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies
Sub-Genre: Fashion
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Volume number: 2
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2013
TCIN: 13859729
UPC: 9781851776856
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-0351
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