Making Working Women’s Costumes- patterns of clothes from the mid 15th century to mid 20th century
Making Working Women’s Costume gives a unique account of the clothes of ordinary women from the mid-fifteenth century to the early twentieth century. As well as introducing the historical periods, it gives patterns for a range of typical garments that women of the poorer classes would have worn. Organized by century, it draws on historical sources and finds, paintings and photographs to recreate the clothes of these under-celebrated women.
- Useful information about equipment for present-day use, calculating curves, taking measurements and sewing techniques not in current use
- Patterns for late medieval clothes, such as smocks and gowns, are developed from ancient T-shaped garments and can be marked out on the fabric with given measurements
- Garments for the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including bodices, waistcoats and skirts, are drawn on grids
- Proportionate cutting is used for the clothes of the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as nurse’s uniforms and cotton frocks, with options to add a range of features
By: Elizabeth Friendship
Size: 297×210 mm