Famous Beauties of the Restoration Court
is all about the clothing of the wealthy peoples. Part 3 will be about
the clothing of the gentlemen and Lesson 4 about accessories like shoes,
fans, gloves, hairstyles, hoods, hats, stockings, jewellery. This lesson
though is exclusively about the ladies and you will find in your way through
this lesson over 120 images and all with comments and explanations.
Therefore I suggest
you start the tour straight away and enjoy your time amongst the beauties of the 1660s!
Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen's Dresses and their
Construction c.1660-1860. London: Macmillan, 1964, 1972.
This book has one of the best fitting bodice pattern. It is taken from
the Claydon House dress from 1660-65 and is the one with the decoration
of strips of pinked silk, which you can see on the page with extant garments.
Bjarne from Drews
Costumes had tried his hand on the Jean Hunnisett bodice pattern,
but the pattern pieces did not fit properly together and when I tried
on the toile there was no way we could make the bodice fit.
Waugh, Norah. The
Cut of Women's Clothes 1600-1930. London: Faber and Faber.
In her indispensable book is the pattern of the bodice in the Museum of
Costume in Bath, the silver tissue dress.