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Written and illustrated by Janet Arnold, PATTERNS OF FASHION 1 is dedicated to Englishwomen's dresses and their construction, c. 1660-1860. --This unique book contains drawings and patterns taken from (48) original specimens. Examples include a bodice in ivory silk with two details from 1660-1665, a riding habit from 1730-1750, and a wedding dress in ivory silk from 1827-1829. --Additionally, Ms. Arnold brings the following: ·    Pattern cutting and dressmaking, c 1660-1860. A selection of extracts from contemporary sources. ·    A pictorial outline of Englishwomen's costume, c.1660-1860. ·    Drawings and patterns of Englishwomen's dresses, c. 1660-1860 taken from original specimens with details showing their construction ·    Additional material on the cut of early eighteenth-century dresses ·    Metric conversions ·    Using the patterns for full-scale work ·    List of selected books