Monday, 4 November 2013

Victorian Tailoring Reference Books

I've been researching Victorian tailoring and am working on drafting my own patterns.
These are the books I'm using.
The Victorian Tailor
The Victorian Tailor by Jason Maclochlainn is from my own collection. It's a great general guide for period tailoring.
Men's Garments 1830-1900 by R.I. Davis is a reference book from the library. Since it's the only copy in the Vancouver library system, I was able to sign it out for one week. It's a great reference for pattern drafting. I find the patterns very easy to draft and the instructions are easy to follow.
The Complete Guide to Practical Cutting by Edward Minister & Son is an interesting book to look through, although I didn't use it for any of my current projects. It has really good information on regulations for 1850's military uniforms.

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