A guide to pattern drafting for men s period costume measurement and construction of dress coats, frock coats and morning coats, jackets, trousers, waistcoats and top coats, fully detailed Includes tailoring notes, alternate style and design cross reference, detailed patterns and over 175 costume illustrations, fashion plates, photos and drawings....
|Title||:||Men's Garments 1830-1900: A Guide to Pattern Cutting and Tailoring|
|Publisher||:||Players Press 2 Rev Sub edition January 1, 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|File Size||:||577 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Men's Garments 1830-1900: A Guide to Pattern Cutting and Tailoring Reviews
Surprisingly detailed and easy-to-use patterns for many variations of each garment type. There isn't a whole lot of sewing advice, so it's not for the beginner or newer novice, but the patterns are easy to work with, simple to scale, and give you dozens of beautiful options for each jacket, vest, pant, cloak, and coat.
There are so few books with patterns for menswear, and most of those are flawed. I'm sure I will find flaws with this book as well, but my first impression is extremely favorable. I purchased this book after several frustrated attempts to draft a well-fitting Regency dress coat. When the book arrived, I immediately started drafting the 1830 dress coat in the book. My model was very similar in measurements to the scale in the book, so I drafted without changing many of the given measurements. The directions for drafting were clear and easy to follow. The end result fit like a glove. By far the simplest and best looking coat I have drafted.
This is a cool book for seeing what kinds of outfits were worn in the Victorian Era. It is NOT a guide, as there are no directions with the patterns. If you want to actually create your own clothing from this book you must have a high level of sewing experience and know-how. Of course, in the 1800's, almost everyone had incredible sewing skills and the patterns were all they needed to create a fine garment. Still a good book though.
Not for the novice pattern maker, but for those interested in drafting period menswear to a modern gentleman's measurements, this book is lovely. I particularly enjoy the visual history at the beginning of the book that shows the evolution of the frock coat into the more modern sack coat. I do find that instructions, measurements and guiding diagrams end up on awkward pages and I usually have to photocopy one or two pages while I am working on a project to save flipping back and forth. A wonderful resource.
I found this book to be very helpful, as historical menswear can be very challenging and there are few resources to help the amateur costumer. I am a moderately advanced seamstress with next to no tailoring experience, and I found this book very useful. It provides instructions for drafting patterns with period shapes, from custom measurements. I just measured up my husband and drew my pattern as instructed based on those measurements. I found that my first mock-up required very few alterations (mostly just tweaks for my husband's specific body type) and was able to move on to the final garment after one toile.
Not exactly a reference book for historians, this is ideal for the costumer.
Good product !
There aren't many books for men's costumes. This one shows pattern pieces and tells you how to measure for them. It's been very helpful as a costumer.