Medieval Tailor's Assistant, The - 2nd Edition

Common Garments 1100-1480


237 Pages
8¼:x11¾ Paper
Glossary, Index
Color and B&W Illustrations
Costume & Fashion Press / QSM

The Medieval Tailor's Assistant is the standard work for both amateurs and professionals wishing to re-create the clothing of Medieval England for historical interpretation or drama. This new edition extends its range with details of fitting different figures and many more patterns for main garments and accessories from 1100 to 1480. It includes simple instructions for plain garments, as well as more complex patterns and adaptations for experienced sewers.


  • Advice on planning outfits and materials to use
  • Range of projects and alternative designs from undergarments to outer wear
  • Covers early and later tailoring methods within the period
  • Clear line drawings, pattern diagrams and layouts
  • Over 80 full-color photographs that show the garments as working outfits

There are clear line drawings, pattern diagrams and layouts and over 80 full-color photographs that show the garments as working outfits.

About Sarah Thursfield

Sarah Thursfield has been supplying clothing for re-enactment for many years. A professional craftsman and an amateur historian, she uses archaelolgiacal and historical sources to reconstruct clothing technology from prehistory onwards. She regularly lectures heritage professionals and re-enactors, and contributes to costume publications
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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