17th Century Women's Dress Patterns : Book One
Susan North and Jenny Tiramani
This breathtakingly detailed book presents dress patterns, construction details, embroidery and making instructions for fifteen garments and accessories from a seventeenth-century woman's wardrobe. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment alongside photographs of the objects and the groundbreaking use of x-ray photography revealing the hidden elements of the clothes, the precise number of layers and the stitches used inside.
Susan North is Curator in the V&A Fashion, Textiles and Furniture Department. Jenny Tiramani, Luca Costigliolo, Claire Thornton and Armelle Lucas, who produced the patterns for the book, were all members of the wardrobe team at Shakespeare's Globe between 1999 and 2005.