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Elizabethan Costuming

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
How-to book for making Elizabethan costuming. Includes construction, fabric selections and history of the clothing of that time in England.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 28th 1991 by Other Times Productions (first published January 1991)
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Mar 28, 2009 Judy rated it it was amazing
go-to book for Ren Faire garb which is true to the period
Not nearly as useful as it could be, this is a sort of cheat sheet for people who attend Renaissance fairs. It is of no use at all for anyone with a serious interest in history or authenticity. It gives very general advice on how to construct costumes, with hand-drawn sketches which illustrate in a general way how to do things. There are no real patterns, nor are there any actual original images, just the author's sketches. If one doesn't already have quite advanced pattern drafting and sewing s ...more
James Eckman
Jan 06, 2016 James Eckman rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, diy
There might be better ones now, but you can create a Faire costume from this book.
Jan 09, 2013 Wendy rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
While a lot of the research in this book has since been superseded, everyone has to start somewhere and you could do worse than this book.

It's pretty useful in helping you understand how various pattern pieces and garment shapes go together, as well as a quick overview of clothing styles of the period. But then you should really move on to more more solidly-researched stuff.
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