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Title:
Women's wear of the 1920's : with complete patterns
Author:
Countryman, Ruth S.
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Publication Information:
Studio City, Calif. : Players Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
vi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780887346545
Format :
Book

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Users of Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion titles (e.g.,Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, 1560-1620, CH, Dec'85) will enjoy this volume. Countryman and Hopper have done an excellent job of providing serviceable information in a well-thought-out and nicely presented format. Divided into four major sections--dresses, ensembles, casual, and lingerie--the volume includes 63 garment types with 81 different patterns, each with a construction guide. The authors took patterns from garments in notable public museums and university collections. Not only is each of the garments fully documented and the methodology outlined, photographs accompany several patterns of reconstructed garments. In addition, the authors have mixed in numerous period fashion plates reproduced from such sources as McCall's, Harper's, The Delineator, and Vogue. The authors' strict copyright policy limits use of the patterns to amateur and academic organizations. With CAD patterning rapidly advancing into the academic arena, these 1/8th-inch-scale patterns will become as valuable as those in the Arnold sequence. Clearly, the authors, with their background in theater, recognize the importance of this material in theater education. A highly recommended and welcome addition to academic libraries. S. R. Robinson; University of Montevallo