Sartorial Friday: Hats & Breeches

HATS!
by Sarah Cant
Cloches! Trilbies! Pillboxes! Coolies! A hat for every mood and outfit. Deceptive surname aside, Sarah Cant shows how you can, in fact, master a range of classic and tailored hat designs. Not only does Sarah help you master the basics, she also shows how modifications on the design can be made successfully for personalized creations. Flappers rejoice! There's even instructions on attaching feathers and beading.

THE VICTORIAN TAILOR, AN INTRODUCTION TO PERIOD TAILORING
by Jason Maclochlainn
And for the semstress that swoons over petticoats, pantalettes, and crinolines, Jason Maclochlainn has made it easy to recreate your favorite late 19th century fashions. Not only are there patterns for capes, waistcoats, and the like, Maclochlainn also includes tips on which fabrics to pick, which stitching techniques to use, and fills in some historical context. Perfect for tea parties and steampunk conventions. (available 3/15/2011)

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