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Costume History

Resources on the history of dress, clothing, and costume for fashion, retail, and theater / theatre

Patterns from Many Angles

Met Museum ( portait of a nun, 16th C. Details of her costume can be seen: a cap with a coif, a pinned neckerchief, black jacket. Do you want a book about:

  • details of period construction?  
  • how tailoring was done in your era?
  • historic costuming using modern methods?
  • building a flat pattern?  

We have all of these!