[ pdf ] Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750-1790Author Linda Baumgarten – Bilb-weil.de

Colonial Williamsburg Owns One Of The Most Outstanding Collections Of Period Costumes In The World, Numbering Almost Costumes And Than , AccessoriesThere Are Full Page Patterns In Inches And Centimeters For Women S And Men S Clothing And Accessories Accompanied By Photographs

5 thoughts on “Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750-1790

  1. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    Priced fairly for what it is, this book is a high quality source for people who want to specialize in the 18th century fashions but do not want to settle for the imitation genre of historical sewing like the kind of costuming typical for Halloween and theater projects This book is especially appropriate for civilian non military interpreters in the Revolutionary War period re enactment community That s the main reason I purchased it It s an ideal guide to show accurate patterns and the layout of a sewing project in very nice color Even though it s not a series of step by step photos of someone piecing each part of a garment together, it still presents good facts to help the reader imagine how a garment was made, including what kinds of fabrics it was made of The variety of garments presented is very satisfying too Certain designs explain certain functions, such as working wear as opposed to fancier attire There are examples for both men s and women s clothing of that time in history.Consider carefully, for the reader to successfully attempt to actually re create an example of something that s shown in the book, an intermediate level of prior sewing skill or higher would be recommended Intermediate for the simpler style of projects, and advanced skill for the formal style projects This book clearly does not appear to be intended for beginners in the construction of clothes in general However, it s got what it takes to inspire even a beginner historical seamstress or tailor to aim higher That s definitely the case for me.My favorite aspect of the book is that the content is of a professional nature and is definitely no nonsense, right from the archives of Colonial Williamsburg

  2. Karen Quick Karen Quick says:

    The information was excellent The interior photographs were dark and disappointing, especially after the beautiful cover photo.

  3. mixtapeclothing.co.uk Customer mixtapeclothing.co.uk Customer says:

    Excellent resource for anyone interested in constructing clothing that is accurate for the latter half of the 18th Century This book was meticulously researched and contains amazingly detailed descriptions of authentic clothing artifacts It s a treasure trove for historical sewing fans

  4. DPR DPR says:

    This was recommended to me by a scholar friend as a must have book I agree, I refer to it frequently when constructing items and to help identify period items.

  5. AmyG AmyG says:

    I am a college student focusing on 18th century women s clothing I found this book to be very informative, with both basic and detailed information Ms Baumgarten writes crisply and to the point, creating a book that is very readable and understandable The pictures are good, and the diagrams patterns are clear and helpful In between the diagrams are little notes describing historical sewing and construction practices, printing methods, textile production, and how clothing was worn and altered over time A great basic book, but also very useful for anybody wishing to understand clothing construction in greater detail.