The author is a 4th generation dressmaker gaining City and Guilds qualification in design, pattern drafting and garment construction, which led to establishing her own bespoke dressmaking business in 2000. A lifelong passion for history, family history as well as historical fashion lead to Catherine becoming a member of the Garrison Artillery Volunteers leading to further research into making, tailoring replica and modern uniforms and she regularly talks to the public at First and Second World War events around the country.
"Initially, I was a bit surprised when I received this book as I'd anticipated something quite different. However, when I started the read I became more interested in how the British textile industry and defense establishment evolved to supply five million men serving on the Western Front with their clothing."--AMPS