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The book is designed to serve as a help, guidance and instruction to all those who would like to make garments suitable for equestrian pursuits - suitable either for reenactment, theatre, cosplay, living history or equitation costume classes.
The richly illustrated book covers the patterns, cut and asssembly of a variety of women's riding clothing from the 12th century up to 1900s, estimated about 260 pages. Patterns, materials and detailed step by step instructions will be provided for every garment. an extensive reading/ reference list as well as th suppliers list included.
But it may be useful not only for equestrians - the clothing up to the late 17th century was not that different from the usual attire, and the patterns can be used to make standard, non equestrian clothing for the era - gowns, kirtles, surcoats, skirts, bodices etc.
Please note, this book will not teach you how to sew - you already need to be able to use a sewing machine, able to do some basic handstitching, know how to cut a pattern etc.- you will need some fundamental sewing/fitting patterning experience to make the best use of it.
Brief History of the side saddle
Tools and techniques
How to use the patterns
* 12-13 kirtle and bliaut
* shorter bliaut variant
* 13th century kirtle and surcoat
* 14th century sideless surcoat
* 14th century cotehardie, kirtle and a hood
* 15th century kirtles (2 styles)
* houppelandes ( 2 styles, early and a bit later)
* a simple robe 1430-80
* Burgundian gowns ( variants)
* Durer gown
* Early Flemish kirtle and gown
* Elizabethan kirtles and gowns ( two styles - doublet bodice and lower cut bodice)
* Anne of Denmark riding attire ( including instriuctions for effigy stays, bumroll and rebato)