O ne of four volumes of Patterns of Fashions written and illustrated by Janet Arnold that together form an indispensable core collection for any costume designer, for theatre film or reenactments.
Patterns of Fashion 2 focuses on the 80 year period preceding World War II.
Beginning with a day dress from c. 1861-3 from the London Museum and ending with a 1938 Evening dress from the V&A costume historian and researcher Janet Arnold traces period and style and draws up patters from the original garments on grid paper with construction instructions.
This is introduced by excerpts and reproductions from fashion magazines of the period.
226 black and white illustrations. 34 patterns