The Evolution of Fashion: Pattern and Cut from 1066 to 1930
A guide to the development of fashion and the changing trends in male and female dress from 1066 to 1930. For each of the costumes illustrated, there is a dressmaker's pattern drawn to scale and supported by technical notes on making up. Observations are made on the characteristics of the period.
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