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Clear-cut and accurate in its guidance, this volume depicts medieval clothes and accessories not as inanimate museum exhibits but as items of vital interest and well worth recreating. Unlike conventional costume histories, which tend to classify their contents by era, this volume portrays the clothing of the twelfth through 15th centuries according to the wearer's social cClear-cut and accurate in its guidance, this volume depicts medieval clothes and accessories not as inanimate museum exhibits but as items of vital interest and well worth recreating. Unlike conventional costume histories, which tend to classify their contents by era, this volume portrays the clothing of the twelfth through 15th centuries according to the wearer's social class. Here are the garments of royalty, clerics, doctors, merchants, musicians, knights, artisans, farmers, and laborers — all magnificently illustrated with images from tapestries and illuminated manuscripts as well as in drawings and diagrams. Helpful advice covers choosing fabrics; placement of seams; draping and folding garments; how to walk, dance, and climb stairs in the cumbersome unfamiliarity of flowing attire; and even the best methods of storage....

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ISBN : 9780486429854
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It Reviews

  • Barbara Hill-Mayo
    2019-03-31 08:56

    Shouldn't have had the how to recreate it partI wanted a bit more direction on how to create. Very poor with that aspect. Oh well I guess I just wasted $10

  • Alaina
    2019-03-25 05:39

    Dorothy Hartley'sMediaeval Costume and Life , now renamed by Dover, is a charming and useful book for those wishing to recreate medieval dress. Hartley writes with the fervor of a convert, or perhaps more like a pioneer? As one of the first costume historians, we can forgive her imbalances and biases. Her book is aimed squarely at theater costumers, though she mentions in her introduction that costume history can help art historians. Although she provides many original images and refers constantly to the "MSS," she never does say exactly where she gets her detailed patterns and construction techniques. Are they from original garments? Conjecture from close study of the illustrations? Her absolute self-assuredness implies the first, but it is unlikely that she had access to such rare items, if they even exist. Finally, I just want to add that her recreations, photographed on models, are absolutely charming and look excellent. I'm inspired!

  • Andrew Watt
    2019-04-02 11:54

    not bad, but...This is not my favorite book. To an expert tailor, to someone who had made a lot of clothes in various sizes and styles, the illustrations would make sense. The text is very good, identifying why one outfit is for a peasant, another for a merchant, and still another for an artisan or pilgrim. But I don't think that *i* personally could create even the simplest clothes in this book without more guidance.

  • Rebecca Huston
    2019-04-20 09:01

    One of the first books I read about making medieval clothing all those years ago when I first joined the SCA. For years I had a xeroxed copy as the book was out of print. Very glad to see that it is back. Some of the patterns are a bit strange, but with a little tweaking they do work. For the longer review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/content_19778...

  • Katy
    2019-03-31 05:55

    so many different hats, the shoes are awesome and comfortable and wow they really thought about hose. Not too easy to follow directions but very interesting. They made clothes like weavers would - kind of like medieval Japan - they used all that cloth

  • Apryl Anderson
    2019-04-03 06:57

    Damnable gusset! We're going to look stunning, but for now, I am benumbed by the vague instructions.