There are notes on the production of womens dress with references to early technical books and journals together with diagrams from some of them numerous illustrations show the dresses as worn complete with their hairstyles jewelry decorations and accessories. This book is about more than the cut of womens clothes it is an exegesis of costume history as seen through the eyes of its wearers and makers it exalts the humble professions of seamstresses and patternmakers and inspires modern designers through a scholarly reverence for technique. With wit honesty and power the cut covers the issues that matter to women with stylish minds fashion politics motherhood health ambition culture with wit honesty and power the cut covers the issues that matter most to women with stylish minds. The cut of womens clothes has 41 ratings and 3 reviews each period in the history of costume has produced its own characteristic line and silhouette d. Norah waughs book has for many years been the definitive work of reference for teachers and students of fashion design for dress designers for costume makers and anyone who is seriously interested in the history and construction of womens clothes
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