The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640: Men's and women's drafts from the late 16th through mid 17th centuries.

The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640: Men's and women's drafts from the late 16th through mid 17th centuries.

by Allan Mathew Gnagy


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This book is a manual for drafting sewing patterns for the styes of clothing from around 1580-1640. Primarily taken from surviving manuals from Spain of the 16th and 17th centuries, this book will be filled with pattern drafts to make historical clothing with a more accurate shape and fit. It will teach you to draft historical patterns with lessons and practice drafts that will help to develop your skill. It will demonstrate the use of a system of measurement and drafting extrapolated from these old manuals. It will teach you how to make the special measuring tool that was used by those old tailors, and it will also have calculations so that you can use your preferred modern system of measurement as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511881050
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Series: Modern Maker , #2
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 663,145
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Mathew Gnagy is a professional tailor, designer, and former teacher at Parsons University of Fashion Design in New York City. Best known for his research and skill in pattern development and construction of 16th and 17th century-style clothing, and for his work in creating distinctive knitting patterns and modern knitted garments. His remarkable clothing is highly prized among both high fashion aficionados and historical recreation communities for its aesthetic beauty, authentic feel and famously well-cut and well-crafted execution.

Following his successful first books "Knitting Off the Axis: Projects and Techniques for Sideways Knitting", published by Interweave (November 15, 2011), "The Modern Maker: Volume 1 - Men's Doublets" Released in 2014 right here on CreateSpace.

When Mathew is not teaching or traveling the country lecturing, he works in the New York fashion industry as a designer and as a theatrical tailor for Film, Television and Stage. Mathew can be found online in several historical clothing interest groups, sharing his knowledge and helping people develop the skills necessary to carry them to the next level of their craft.

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