The Cut of Women's
Each period in the history of costume has produced its
own characteristic line and silhouette, derived from a cut and construction
which varies considerably from age to age. Here are patterns taken from
actual dresses, many of them rare museum specimens, illustrated by sketches
of the dresses. There are notes on the production of women's dress, with
references to early technical books and journals, together with diagrams
from some of them. Numerous illustrations show the dresses as worn complete
with their hairstyles, jewelry, decorations and accessories.
"Most useful. . . Recommended."
-"Times Education Supplement
"Serious and beautifully illustrated."
"A definitive work. . . Highly recommended."
"Rewarding to anyone interested in the history of women as people."
-"Christian Science Monitor
"The method is impeccable, the presentation flawless and the information
fascinating. The scaled cutting diagrams are readily useable."
-"Educational Theatre Journal
Dimentions: 2.79 cms H x 28.37 cms L x 22.73 cms W (1.28 kgs)