An amazing resource book filled with detailed costume patterns to trace, cut out and assemble.
The patterns illustrated range from Ancient Egypt to 1915 and include trims and accessories. The basic pattern shapes allow the designer's creativity free range. Gowns tunics, headdresses, jackets, robes breeches - the patterns will produce an accurate silhouette for each time period, leaving the costumer free to explore variations of cut and surface embellishment within an historic framework.
Holkeboar also gives step-by-step instructions for making corsets and hoop petticoats, hats, crowns, and even masks and wigs. The patterns are multiple-sized and easy to adapt and elaborate upon so they may be used opver and over again to create a completely different look each time beause you add the all-important details. The basics are here - just add inspiration!