Book: Patterns of Fashion Cut & Construction of clothes for Men & Women Circa 1560 - 1620
Author : Janet Arnold
This book goes into details that others leave out. What type of lining was used, how the embroidery was done, drawings of the hooks and eyes used to hold some garments closed. Where many books on historical dress will tell you a garment was laced closed up the back Janet Arnold will expand and tell you that the holes were reinforced with metal rings sewn on with thread and what color and type of thread. In addition, the clothing of the men of the time is not just given a passing nod, but every bit as important. Her attention to detail extends to giving the information on where she obtained her information, allowing yet more research to be done on your own. Not for anyone new to sewing but a must for the person who wants to understand the details of historical garment construction.