Seventeenth-century women’s dress patterns

NORTH Susan (ed.), TIRAMANI Jenny (ed.)

Seventeenth-century women’s dress patterns

London : V&A publishing, Victoria and Albert museum, 2011, 160 p.

ISBN 978-1-85177-631-3

MOND 500
Résumé :
This innovative and breathtakingly detailled book on the V&A’s fashion collections presents dress patterns, cosntruction details, embroidery and making instructions for 15 garments and accessories from the wardrobes of seventeenth-century women. Book one in this exciting series includes waistcoats, bodices, gloves and a mantle.
Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment to enable the reader to accurately reconstruct them. There are scale patterns of every item and scale diagrams for making linen and metal thread laces, knitting patterns and embroidery desings. Multiple photographs of the objects, close-up construction details and the use of x-ray photography reveal the hidden elements of the clothes, the precise number of layers and the stitches used inside.

Table des matières :

Introduction and acknowledgements
The tools and techniques of the tailor and seamstress
Embroidery tools and techniques
Knitting stitches
Sewing stitches
Embroidery stitches
How to use this book

The patterns
Margaret Layton’s waiscoat, 1610-15, Claire Thornton
Pink silk waistcoat, 1610-20, Jenny Tiramani
Blackwork waistcoat, 1920-25, Luca Costigliolo
Fustian waistcoat, 1630s, Jenny Tiramani
Slashed satin bodice, 1630s, Luca Costigliolo
Knitted silk waistcoat, 1630-1700, Susan North
Embroidered linen mantle, 1590-1610, Claire Thornton
Linen smock, 1620-40, Armelle Lucas
Linen hood, 1600-1640, Armelle Lucas
Embroidered coif and forehead cloth, 1600-1650, Armelle Lucas
Linen band and cuffs, 1630-35, Jenny Tiramani
Embroidered partlet and sleeve panels, 1615-25, Jenny Tiramani
Linen kerchief, 1600s, Susan North
Embroidered linen gloves, 1600-1625, Claire Thornton
Embroidered kid gloves, 1610-30, Jenny Tiramani

Axe de recherches :

  • Axe transversal : Cultures visuelles

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