Patterns of Fashion. 2, C.1860-1940: Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction
Patterns of Fashion 2 focuses on the eighty-year period preceding the Second World War. 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 a grid with construction instructions. This is introduced by excerpts and reproductions from fashion magazines of the period. Contains 226 black and white illustrations and 34 garment patterns.