Historical Pattern Archive: Women’s Clothing 1837-1969, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Historical Pattern Archive

Women’s Clothing 1837-1969, 1st Edition

By Thomas John Bernard, Marcy Linton


272 pages | 234 B/W Illus.

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Historical Pattern Archive: Women’s Clothing 1837-1969 is the first book of its kind to capture such a wide range of women’s period patterns in one book, featuring 83 patterns spanning over a century of clothing.

The book offers an accurate pattern of each garment on a 1/8" graph that can be used to scale the pattern up to its original size, drawings of each piece from multiple angles, and instructions about how the original garment was constructed and what materials were used. Capturing research and information about garments that would have otherwise stayed hidden or disappeared permanently due to age, wear, or poor storage conditions, this volume is designed to be a tool to preserve history through documenting vintage clothing.

Written for historians, reenactors, costumer makers, and costume designers, Historical Pattern Archive will enable readers to study the history behind each piece, implement their original techniques, and recreate unique garments that are both beautiful and historically accurate.

Table of Contents

1. Pre-1850 Patterns 2. 1850 Patterns 3. 1860 Patterns 4. 1870 Patterns 5. 1880 Patterns 6. 1890 Patterns 7. 1900 Patterns 8. 1910 Patterns 9. 1920 Patterns 10. 1930 Patterns 11. 1940 Patterns 12. 1950 Patterns 13. 1960 Patterns

About the Authors

Thomas John Bernard is an Associate Professor of Costume Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has worked for many theaters across the country, including Utah Shakespearean Festival, Little Theater of the Rockies, The Guthrie Theater, The Barn Theater, Phoenix Entertainment, and Summer Night. Tom has received national recognition for both his design and technology work from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for designing "Something's Afoot" and draping "Comedy of Errors."

Marcy Linton is an Associate Profressor of Costume Technology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Marcy has worked extensively as a first hand and draper in theatres across the country including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory, and Animal Planet.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft