The Medieval Tailor’s Assistantis 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.
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