A Glimpse into 18th Century Tailoring


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By Therese Holmgren

Evolving from an intership in 2012, Therese has concentrated on studying and reproducing 18th century garments.  Now she brings to her readers an in depth study of these extant garments from five Swedish museum collections. A variety of 18th century men's and women's clothing such as jackets, waistcoats, quilted petticoats, gowns and Swedish national dress are showcased in this excellent book.  Also information on 18th century technological development are described in texts about a silk weaving mill and Jonas Alströmer’s manufactory in Alingsås, as well as, details on how the upper class were dressed from excerpts of an old diary of a Swedish lady.  New and exciting you will want this on your Historical Costume bookshelf!

  • 147 color photos.
  • Includes details for 17 garments on construction and scaled patterns for all extant garments.
  • Hardcover
  • Number of pages: 180 

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