Part of the “Living History Reference Books Series”. “This book should be read in conjunction with Textiles and Materials of the common Man and Woman1580-1660 (ed. Stuart Peachy), which tries to define and describe the fabrics and other materials used in the clothing of ordinary people of the period. It will tell you what fabrics and colours were most commonly used for the different garments described in this book. You should also read Clothes of the Common Woman 1580 – 1660 (Robert Morris), which looks at what types of clothing constituted the wardrobes of ordinary women of the period. Drawing on much the same sources: wills, inventories, accounts, literary evidence, period woodcuts and other visual material, and extant garments, this book tries to define and describe the different clothes, as well as providing patterns and instructions to enable re-enactors to make them. This book does not cover footwear or accessories which will be dealt with in a separate book.”
Softcover: 52 pages.
Illustrations: B/W, several pages of cutting diagrams on gridded paper as well as annotated diagrams of clothing construction and line-drawing reproductions of examples of period illustrations of clothing.
Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 15.0 x 0.5 cm