This is a complete list over the historic costume books I own. Please notice that a lot of them can be danish, swedish or german. I will use many patterns from these books, but I’ll share some of it.

English books:

  • “The Tudor Tailor – Reconstructing sixteenth-century dress” – Ninya Mikhaila, Jane Malcome-Davies
  • “Medieval Costume and how to recreate it” – Dorothy Hartley
  • “Patterns of Fashion – the cut and construction of clothes for men and women c1560-1620” – Janet Arnold
  • ” Medieval Costume in England and France – The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries” – Mary G. Houston
  • Historic Costumes and How to Make Them” –Mary Fernald
  • Patterns Of Fashion 1 – Englishwomen’s Dresses & Their Construction C. 1660-1860″ – Janet Arnold
  • Patterns Of Fashion 2 – Englishwomen’s Dresses & Their Construction C. 1860-1940″ – Janet Arnold
  • The Basics of Corset Building – A Handbook for Beginners” – Linda Sparks
  • “Shoes and Patterns” – Francis Grew and, Margrethe de Neergaard
  • “Medieval Costume, Amour and Weapons” – Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná, Jan Durdik

Danish books:

  • “Bekvemt tøj til børn og voksne”  – Kerstin Lokrantz
  • “Nordbomønstre – Dragtsnit fra middelaldren” – Lilli Fransen, Anna Nørgaard, Else Østergård
  • “Klædedragtens Kavalkade i farver” – Henny Harald Hansen

Swedish books:

  • “Nålebindning- Streg för streg” – Nusse Mellgren


  • Will come soon!

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