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During Queen Victoria's long reign there were constant, often subtle, changes to men's clothing in the large, diverse and growing population. This practical book guides you through the male fashions of the time and includes eighteen garments typical of the era. Each project is carefully grounded in historical research, while traditional tailoring techniques are simplified for the modern costume maker. It is an essential handbook and is packed with detailed advice that will inform, instruct and inspire.
Describes essential fabrics and tools for pattern drafting, tailoring and costume construction, and explains how to get the best results from each
Covers a wide variety of gentleman's attire adaptable for different occupations and social status, including assorted shirts, trousers, breeches, a tailcoat, a jacket, a frockcoat and several waistcoatsGives a full set of patterns for each outfit, along with clear, full colour, construction photographs showing straightforward methods and helpful tricks and tips
Suggests how outfits can be adapted to fit different sizes and characters, and gives practical insights into the making process
INSIDE:232 colour photographs and patterns
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