Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks,
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Janet Arnold (1932-1998) was a fashion historian with a unique range and depth of knowledge. Her books are essential for the study of dress and used in museums, theatres and fashion schools throughout the world. Completed after her death, Patterns of Fashion 4 features hundreds of photographs of genuine examples of ruffs, shirts and more from the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods, together with detailed patterns for recreating such pieces, including advice on how to starch and set intricate ruffs.