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A very clear drafting system, by a master tailor known for attention to minute details of tailoring and fit, which can be used for tailoring 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s men's and boys' fashions. Enlarged and revised for easier use, with nearly 350 patterns and diagrams for all types of coats and jackets, trousers, breeches, waistcoats, gaiters, capes, etc. Plus Ladies' paletots, riding habits & trowsers(!). This book is an extraordinary reference for the making of accurate Mid-Victorian and American Civil War-era dress, with an introduction placing the system and fashions into historical context.
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"... invaluable resource for the costume historian, cutter, designer or enthusiast." --Theatre Design and Technology Magazine
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Book Description R L Shep, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0914046039