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Seventeenth Century Womens Dress Patterns Book One

written by Susan North, Jenny Tiramani

V & A Museum | ISBN 9781851776313

Hardback – 160 pages


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This breathtakingly detailed book presents dress patterns, construction details, embroidery and making instructions for fifteen garments and accessories from a seventeenth-century woman's wardrobe. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment alongside photographs of the objects and the groundbreaking use of x-ray photography revealing the hidden elements of the clothes, the precise number of layers and the stitches used inside.


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