Historical Clothing From the Inside Out – A Handbook for Women’s Clothing of the Late 15th Century

Authors: Anna Malmborg & Willhelm Schütz

Details: 48 pages,
Language: English
ISBN: 9789198105650

Historical Clothing From the Inside Out: A Handbook for Women’s Clothing of the Late 15th Century

A manual for anyone interested in the North European dress, including materials and cuts, of the period. The book gives an in-depth presentation of the female dress, from the smock worn next to the skin, to the veil and kirtle. In a plain, instructive way, the experienced authors put the male dress in its historical perspective, while also taking a closer look at its details. Apart from cuts, influences, choice of material, contemporary dyes and accessories are discussed.

The manual is richly illustrated with modern drawings, as well as contemporary art and photos of reconstructions and finds. In short, a must-have for anyone who wishes to create their own 15th century wardrobe.

Dress history and handbook in one

A manual for women’s clothing provides a detailed description of women’s fashion in late 15th century northern Europe. From next-to-skin undergarments to everything worn on top of it – headwear, accessories, hairstyles and more. The book pays particular attention to how the garments were tailored, and how they functioned together – the dress profile.

The book is illustrated throughout with historical paintings that provide an overall picture as perceived by contemporary eyes. In addition, modern reconstructions are pictured, along with clear and informative illustrations by Anna Emanuelsson, giving you both pattern drawings and a clear guide to properly pinning your veil.

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Author Anna Malmborg

Anna Malmborg is Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and archaeology. She lectures and hosts workshops... more » 

Author Willhelm Schütz

Willhelm Schütz is originally a trained blacksmith with a focus on the recreation of historical blade weapons, knives and utility goods... more »