Creating Historical Clothes: Pattern Cutting from Tudor to Victorian Times

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Learn to draft and cut patterns for women's clothing from a period spanning 400 years of history, from 1535 to 1900, including the key style elements from each era, from farthingales to crinolines, ruffs to leg o' mutton sleeves. With this inspirational book you can draw on a library of basic patterns to create perfectly fitted bodices, sleeves, skirts, jackets, and much more, and the author's unique drafting method ensures that the patterns can be adapted to fit wearers of all shapes and sizes. Easy-to-follow instructions and detailed diagrams mean you'll see great results every time, and each pattern includes a range of variations to help you get period details exactly right.

Lavishly illustrated with historical paintings and portraits from each era, this book is ideal for costume students, professional costumiers, and anyone who wants to recreate authentic yet wearable period styles.

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This book will prove useful to those wishing to make theatrical period costume to fit a range of figures, especially those looking for an alternative to the systems of draping or enlarging from a grid --Costume Journal

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Elizabeth Friendship is costume designer and teacher who has been resident designer at the Welsh National Opera Company and Head of Theater Design at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she developed and taught her unique method of drafting patterns for historical clothes. She works on a freelance basis for a number of theater companies and researches period and traditional world costumes in her spare time.

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