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The Victorian Tailor [Paperback]

Jason Maclochlainn
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Book Description

17 Feb 2011
* Create perfect, historically accurate Victorian menswear, from morning coats to shirts and trousers * Contains detailed patterns and practical instructions adapted from original Victorian pattern-cutters' books * Covers the whole of the Victorian era, with outstanding designs from every decade A valuable sourcebook for costume designers, dressmakers and those involved in historical re-enactments, this book contains all you need to create authentic menswear from the Victorian period. Historically accurate patterns enable you to make a wide range of garments, including morning coats, waistcoats, frock coats, trousers, shirts and hunting clothes, and full instructions are given for tailoring and construction. The book is illustrated with evocative contemporary fashion plates showing the essential wardrobe of a Victorian gentleman, which demonstrate the subtle changes in style that occurred across the decades.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford (17 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190638889X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906388898
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 1.5 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jason Maclochlainn is an expert in historical tailoring who co-owns a company supplying Victorian patterns and corset-making materials to costumiers. He lives in the Netherlands.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For costume professionals 23 Nov 2011
By Ama
Format:Paperback
One of the best books for basic knowledge of mens tailoring, for professionals in costume making. A must for students, teachers and theater tailors.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Am I dumb 4 Jan 2013
By D. Reed
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Excellent book marred by some hard to understand or nonsensical measurements in quoted systems i.e drafting trouser patterns seem to refer to half the seat measurement in each of the back pieces PLUS a quarter each in the two fronts which is 1.5 the seat measurement I think

Otherwise a perfect starter for drafting patterns and tailoring makeup
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book! 24 July 2012
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This is more than a guide to Pattern Cutting and Construction of Victorian Male Clothing. It is what the title says, the Victorian Tailor. You will learn everything you need to know of how the garments were constructed, even down to the sitting position when sowing, crossed legged (lotus position)on a table and the reasons for that position being adopted. Details like that make this book a fascinating read. The patterns are clear and the discussions on what modern materials to avoid using and why not to make it a must have for anyone interested in historical clothing.

Jason Maclochlainn is the male Janet Arnold. Looking forward to other books from this Author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived promptly 16 Dec 2012
By Sue B
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Very informative and interesting information about the history of victorian tailoring techniques. Am looking forward to creating some of the patterns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate detailing 18 April 2012
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This book is a must for anyone interested in Victorian Tailoring. A wonderful reference book that will be used time and time again.
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