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A great starting point,
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As a costume degree student I have used several examples from this book to make period undergarments to help give my costumes the correct foundation.
The examples are dated and cover the changes in style over 200+ years. You get a photograph, working drawing, description and a pattern to work from, though this is scaled down and will need to be transferred to pattern paper to be able to use. This does give you the opportunity to alter the pieces to fit different sizes.
A useful book for anyone interested in fashion history, but for anyone with an interest in making period examples it should be a staple reference. It was always in such high demand at the library that I ordered my own copy. I have not regretted it and know I will use it again once my course has finished.