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Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500 [NOOK Book]

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A comprehensive guide to making period clothes for re-enactment, living history or theatre. From establishing the date of your outfit, defining the wearer and selecting garments, to measurements, patterns, materials, and methods of construction, you can discover how to make braies, shirts and smocks, cotes, kirtles, doublets, hose, surcotes, cotehardies, gowns, overkirtles, cloaks, children's clothing, a variety of head-wear and accessories.There are over 400 line illustrations, including 121 patterns, as well as...
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Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500

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Overview

A comprehensive guide to making period clothes for re-enactment, living history or theatre. From establishing the date of your outfit, defining the wearer and selecting garments, to measurements, patterns, materials, and methods of construction, you can discover how to make braies, shirts and smocks, cotes, kirtles, doublets, hose, surcotes, cotehardies, gowns, overkirtles, cloaks, children's clothing, a variety of head-wear and accessories.There are over 400 line illustrations, including 121 patterns, as well as historical illustrations and photographs. A comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to reproduce historical dress, for re-enactment, living history displays, drama or personal use. The garments are presented with brief notes on their historical background in three main layers, underwear, main garments and outer garments for men, women and children.There is a section on 'How to use the book' with detailed instructions on techniques, planning and materials. Superbly illustrated with over 400 line illustrations and 121 patterns. Sarah Thursfield is an experienced cutter and dressmaker with a special interest in medieval dress.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847975836
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 635,179
  • File size: 75 MB
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Table of Contents

List of plates 7
Acknowledgements 8
Introduction 9
How to use the book 10
Pt. 1 The techniques
Preparation 13
The personal pattern Block 23
Methods 44
Materials 63
Pt. 2 The garments
Braies, shirts and smocks 67
Braies 69
Shirts and smocks 71
Cotes 75
Kirtles 84
Doublets 93
Hose 104
Surcotes 115
Cotehardies 127
Gowns 135
Outer working garments 167
Cloaks 173
Men's hats and caps 188
Men's hoods 192
Women's linen head-dresses 197
Women's cloth head-dresses and hoods 200
Women's fashionable head-dresses 205
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