A History of Costume
The author's intention in compiling this work was to show by practical examples the history of the development of dress. This is the most reliable and authentic account of the subject, for the author took pains to base his study on actual pieces of clothing that have survived, only turning to paintings, statues and other reproductions in cases where originals no longer existed.
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back length back piece basque braid breast breeches brim broad bust buttons CENTUEY Fig century B.C. CHITON cloak close-fitting closed cloth coloured costume Dacian dillerent doublet dress coat EIOHTEENTH CENTUEY embroidered embroidery fashion fastened FEOCK FIEST HALF FIFTEENTH French Front length front piece garment GEEMAN MEN'S DEESS girdle gold GOWN gussets hair hali oi headdress hips hood hose iashion iastened ielt iolds ioot iorm irom iront jacket knees lace Lauingen leather length oi length oi sleeve linen lining lower width Munich narrow National Museum neck oi collar oi skirt ornamented over-dress over-garment padded PATTEEN pleats ribbon robe round Sarmatian Scythians seam SECOND HALF sewn shape shoes short shoulders sides silk SIXTEENTH CENTUEY slashed sleeve-hole SLEEYE slit sometimes Spanish strips style oi TAFFETA talleta tight trimmed tunic under-dress upper usually velvet waist waistcoat WEAE wear wide width oi WOEN women wore worn wrist
Page 5 - cover the entire development of costume, but also the author's extensive knowledge of the practical side of the subject and his thorough familiarity with technique and cut. His work contains complete answers to all the questions that deal with the practical side of the tailor's art in bygone periods.