A complete guide to the reproduction, restoration and wearing of Vintage styles.
Techniques are shown on each of the periods, but in ways that apply to all, so you get the maximum benefit throughout the book. With practical instructions and clear illustrations, the author and illustrator lead you through research, pattern drafting, choosing the best patterns and materials, reproduction techniques, mending and altering period or vintage garments, and much much more. A large appendix of resources, books supplies, periodicals and organizations is a treasure trove.
The Introduction to this book states that it: "is for everyone who wears historic styles, reproductions or real" including re-en-actors, vintage clothing collectors, dealers, and others who need to produce there own costumes. If you are any of the above and if you could buy only one book this book should be it.
This book has 376 pages with 147 line drawings