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Book Title: Stitches in Time: The Story of the Clothes We Wear|
The author of the book: Lucy Adlington
Edition: Random House UK
Date of issue: October 8th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781847947260
Format files: PDF
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Riffling through the wardrobes of years gone by, costume historian Lucy Adlington reveals the rich stories underlying the clothes we wear in this stylish tour of the most important developments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day. Starting with underwear – did you know Elizabeth I owned just one pair of drawers, worn only after her death? – she moves garment by garment through Western attire, exploring both the items we still wear every day and those that have gone the way of the dodo (sugared petticoats, farthingales and spatterdashers to name but a few).
Beautifully illustrated throughout, and crammed with fascinating and eminently quotable facts, Stitches in Time shows how the way we dress is inextricably bound up with considerations of aesthetics, sex, gender, class and lifestyle – and offers us the chance to truly appreciate the extraordinary qualities of these, our most ordinary possessions.
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Read information about the authorI write YA fiction, including The Diary of Pelly D, Burning Mountain and Night Witches. My new novel The Red Ribbon is out Sept 2017. It is inspired by the true stories of the dressmakers of Auschwitz.
I also write about costume history - Great War Fashion, and Stitches in Time are two of my titles
In between all this writing I give presentations on costume history - such a fabulous job.
I love switching off with crime thrillers (Lee Child, Agatha Christie...) or with biographies
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