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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.