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Patterns of Fashion 5: The content, cut, construction and context of bodies, stays, hoops and rumps c.1595-1795

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This is the 1st edition of the 5th volume in Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion series, and is being published by The School of Historical Dress, the residual legatees of Janet Arnold. Co-authored by Janet Arnold, Jenny Tiramani, Luca Costigliolo, Sebastien Passot, Armelle Lucas and Johannes Pietsch, the book features patterns for 26 pairs of bodies and stays, 2 busks, a s ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 31st 2018 by The School of Historical Dress
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Paulette
Patterns of Fashion 5 is everything I’d hoped for and more. Being an average seamstress for my family sewing has only been recently become more a fascinating hobby than a labor of love.

This volume contains a fascinating look into how selected historical bodies, stays, hoops and rumps were made circa 1595-1795. Using paintings, photographs, x-radiograph images, meticulous diagrams, drawings and even a graphic novel style of description only adds even more dimension to an already comprehensive
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Chocolategoddess
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: textiles, non-fiction
The latest installment of Patterns of Fashion does not disappoint. 200 years of women's underpinnings are explored in detail in these pages, with a huge amount of colour pictures this time. The patterns are easy to understand and the additional material is interesting and serves to give a very full accounting of these articles of clothing. Particular highlights are the ivory stay busk from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the court stays, petticoat, and train of Sophia Magdalena of Sweden and Cos ...more
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