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I've seen posts on this on the h-costume mailing list and the medic discussion list (I'm sure it's been floating around elsewhere too) and thought it was so awesome that you really had to know as well!

There's a kickstarter for making and publishing a book on three 16th century Austrian pattern books, the Nidermyer (1560), Enns (1590), and Leonfelder (1590) Schnittbuch. They are masters' books from tailors' guilds, with pattern drawings of all of the major garments and other items (saddle covers, tents etc) that a master tailor would be expected to make. The published book will also include information on fabric width, fabric types, sumptuary laws, etc.

16th century is not even my period of choice, but the topic is so interesting that I sponsored the book anyway. For only $45 you get the book (add $25 for international postage, equalling a total of c. £40, which is more or less what I would expect to pay for a similar book this side of the pond), and if you want to go upwards there are lots of really interesting things offered, particularly if you make reconstructions of 16th century clothing.

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