Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction & Pattern 1750-1790


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by Linda Baumgarten, Florine Carr & John Watson

Twenty five eighteenth-century costumes from the collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation are examined in detail including complete ensembles for men & women, underwear and accessories. Packed with historic information and context this book is for anyone interested in historic clothing!

  • Over 200 illustrations include many quality overall and detail photographs of the original garments.
  • Scaled patterns of each piece,  with construction details as well as embroidery and quilting designs.
  • Period illustrations show clothing, weaving, embroidering, and other costume-related processes. 

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