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Resources and references for any maker or admirer of frocks, these tools are intended to be used by anyone anywhere.
I have collected as many examples of extant tailoring and dressmaking books as I can to create a virtual timeline very easily accessed by the public.
The gown has been dated to the 1520s based on the fabric weave, the style, and probable connection to Mary of Hungary and Louis II. This connection is not yet substantiated by physical, written, or visual evidence outside the aforementioned style and the potential for the garments to have been presented as gifts to the Mariazell shrine by the royal couple while on a pilgrimage around the time of their wedding.
Verschiedene Industrie- und Handwerkszweige, Wirtschaftliche Verhältnisse, Bearbeitungen
Brachmann, Gustav: Ein Musterbuch des Freistädter Schneider-Handwerks von 1720. Oberösterreichische Heimatblätter Jg. 7 (1953) S. 256-261
Bayne’s self-instruction book for dress cutting