Tag: Textiles in the Middle Ages


“Well Cut through the Body:” Fitted Clothing in Twelfth·Century Europe

Before we go any farther, we should investigate the very practical suggestion that tightly fitted clothing resulted from developments in “cutting and sewing technology.” In the case of twelfth­ century Europe, however, it seems there was no real change in the tools of the trade; for example, iron shears, which might seem primitive, continued to be used by tailors into the late middle ages.