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Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Clear-cut and accurate in its guidance, this volume depicts medieval clothes and accessories not as inanimate museum exhibits but as items of vital interest and well worth recreating. Unlike conventional costume histories, which tend to classify their contents by era, this volume portrays the clothing of the twelfth through 15th centuries according to the wearer's social c ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 2nd 2003 by Dover Publications
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Alaina
Aug 28, 2008 Alaina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: costume historians
Dorothy Hartley's Mediaeval Costume and Life , now renamed by Dover, is a charming and useful book for those wishing to recreate medieval dress. Hartley writes with the fervor of a convert, or perhaps more like a pioneer? As one of the first costume historians, we can forgive her imbalances and biases. Her book is aimed squarely at theater costumers, though she mentions in her introduction that costume history can help art historians.

Although she provides many original images and refers consta
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Rebecca Huston
One of the first books I read about making medieval clothing all those years ago when I first joined the SCA. For years I had a xeroxed copy as the book was out of print. Very glad to see that it is back. Some of the patterns are a bit strange, but with a little tweaking they do work.

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Katy
so many different hats, the shoes are awesome and comfortable and wow they really thought about hose. Not too easy to follow directions but very interesting. They made clothes like weavers would - kind of like medieval Japan - they used all that cloth
Apryl Anderson
Damnable gusset! We're going to look stunning, but for now, I am benumbed by the vague instructions.
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