Hold on to your skirts, book lovers.

I have news.


Amazing news.


Do you know who Jenny Tiramani is?? You know, the famous costume designer who worked at the Globe in London for several years? Who designed Elizabethan clothes for the stage as accurately as possible? Also conducted extensive research on the subject? Who is brilliant? (I may or may not have teared up from the shock of meeting her, let's just put it that way.)

She's coming out with a book of women's dress patterns.

From the V&A.

It's being released in April & I got to flip through it at the symposium.



I die.

The book is stuffed to the brims with images and detailed information on women's dress of the 17th century, and as you can see, it says 'Book One'. So, yes, that means there will be more books of patterns from the V&A being released over the next several years. We'll have to be patient, but they will be here! I am so excited!! 
Yes, that's an X-Ray of a gown. Yes, there are more of those photos inside.

Seventeenth Century Women's Dress Patterns Book <--Click here to pre-order on Amazon.

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  1. I've had that book on my amazon.com wish list for ages now -- dying for it to arrive!!!

  2. Fantastic news! I missed her presentation at the symposium due to a migraine... I wish I could have had a chance to meet her!

  3. Trystan: I didn't know it was coming out until she talked about it, but after seeing it in person, and the pictures, patterns, and information in the book, it is totally going to be worth it. From what I saw, it was fabulous!

    Isis: I thought you might like this! :)

    Sarah: I'm so sorry you missed her talk! It was great, she even brought some of her pieces from when she worked at the Globe, they were beautiful!

  4. Oh,dear I can't wait until the 18th century book comes out...


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