Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them

Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them

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From the grass-cloth wraps of prehistoric times to the luxurious gowns of the Victorian era, this well-researched guide traces the evolution of English fashion for men and women through hundreds of photos and illustrations.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 136 x 202 x 24mm | 439.98g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486469859
  • 9780486469850
  • 250,609

Table of contents

Introduction to the Dover EditionPrefaceList of Collotype PlatesIntroductionChapter I  Prehistoric Dress-Female  Prehistoric Dress-MaleChapter II  The Development of Costume to the Tenth Century-Female  The Development of Costume to the Tenth Century-MaleChapter III  Tenth to the Fifteenth Century-Female  Tenth to the Fifteenth Century-MaleChapter IV  Fifteenth Century-Female  Fifteenth Century-MaleChapter V  Sixteenth Century.  Character of Trimmings  Sixteenth Century.  Henry VIII-Female  Sixteenth Century.  Henry VIII-Male  Sixteenth Century.  The Reigns of Edward VI and Mary-Female  Sixteenth Century.  Elizabeth-Female  Sixteenth Century.  Elizabeth-MaleChapter VI  The Character of Trimmings through the Seventeenth Century    James I    Charles I    The Commonwealth    Charles II    James II and William and Mary  Seventeenth Century.  James I-Female  Seventeenth Century.  James I-Male  Seventeenth Century.  Charles I-Female  Seventeenth Century.  Charles I-Male  Seventeenth Century.  The Commonwealth-Male and Female  Seventeenth Century.  Charles II-Female  Seventeenth Century.  Charles II-Male  Seventeenth Century.  James II-Female  Seventeenth Century.  James II-Male  Seventeenth Century.  William and Mary-Female  Seventeenth Century.  William and Mary-MaleChapter VII  The Character of Decoration and Trimmings of the Eighteenth Century  Eighteenth Century.  Anne-Female  Eighteenth Century.  Anne-Male  Eighteenth Century.  George I-Female  Eighteenth Century.  George I-Male  Eighteenth Century.  George II-Female  Eighteenth Century.  George II-Male  Eighteenth Century.  George III to 1800-Female  Eighteenth Century.  George III to 1800-MaleChapter VIII  Character of Trimmings of the Nineteenth Century  Nineteenth Century.  George III-Female  Nineteenth Century.  George III-Male  Nineteenth Century.  George IV-Female  Nineteenth Century.  George IV, 1820-30-Male  Nineteenth Century.  William IV-Female  Nineteenth Century.  William IV-Male  Nineteenth Century.  Victoria-Female  Nineteenth Century.  Victoria-MalePatterns of Various Reigns from Antique CostumePatterns to Scale"                       "  Detailed ListIndex 
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If you are searching for a well explained book that shows good examples of clothing through british history and explains a little bit about techniques used by seamstresses of the time to achieve such results that's definitely not the book for you. This is an awful book. It has very few pictures, and the pictures are in low quality. Most of the time you don't really know which cloth the author is talking about since it has no really good examples of clothing. Don't waste your money buying this book.show more
by Victoria Caramel
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