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This stunning collection of period garments spans 400 years of fashion, from 1550 to 1900. Draft your own made-to-measure patterns to create perfectly fitted bodices, sleeves, skirts, trousers and much more. This unique method of pattern cutting ensures that, regardless of differences between the historical garment and the modern wearer, the clothes will fit all shapes and sizes perfectly, and patterns can be drafted from illustrations or paintings where no original exists. Easy-to-follow instructions for adapting the basic patterns enable the cutter to recreate any historical style, while simple illustrations and diagrams demonstrate how to emphasize the period elements and achieve the correct shapes. Lavishly illustrated with historical paintings and portraits, this practical book will both guide and inspire the reader throughout.
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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 JournalAbout the Author:
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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Book Description Costume and Fashion Pr, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0896762858