Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques

25 beautiful and historically accurate pattern of corsets 1750-1917 taken from private and museum collections. Each stunning example is accompanied by a pattern, photographs and drawings, plus an historical overview giving invaluable insight into making up these period pieces. This book also contains two step-by-step projects, a 1790 hand stitched corset and a 1900 machined corset.

The book includes practical advice on construction and period detail, from inserting gussets and split buskinsertion to eyelets and flossing. Students of costume and Fashion should find this a necessary addition to their bookshelf. Quite specific Media Group Ltd.

Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body

Stays and corsets: historical patterns translated for the Modern Body goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the contemporary body shape. Focal Press. Using her original pattern-drafting system, author Mandy Barrington will show you how to draft a historical pattern for a modern body shape, while still retaining an accurate historical silhouette.

The instructions to follow these new patterns are designed to accommodate any size of female figure, and inaccurate historical pattern re-sizing Requiring only basic prior knowledge of pattern drafting, time consuming, step-by-step diagrams that clearly show how the historical pattern is plotted onto the female basic block, all calculations have been worked out for the costume maker and are provided in simple tables accompanied by easy-to-read, allowing you to avoid extremely difficult, coupled with photographs of the constructed stays and corsets.

Each pattern has been generated from an original stay, corset, or pattern taken from a historical garment.

The Basics of Corset Building: A Handbook for Beginners

Focal Press. Think of a corset as a blank canvas. Linda sparks' the basics of corset building: a handbook for beginners is a comprehensive guide to building your first corset, plastic, including:Section One: Tools and Materials for Corset BuildingDiscusses the tools you'll need, plus types of steel, and textiles.

Section two: building a corseteverything you need to know about working with bones and busks, setting grommets and eyelets, and creating a beautifully finished corset. Section three: construction techniquesCovers all the steps, double layer, including making a modesty panel, making a mock-up, and building single layer, and fashion fabric corsets.

Section four: alterations and FitDiscusses commercial corset patterns, as well as how to fit and style a corset for exactly the look you want.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style

The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes―the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown―using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers.

The american duchess guide to 18th century Dressmaking demystifies 18th century fashion and sewing techniques so that you can wear these beautiful gowns with confidence and style. With lauren and abby’s guidance, you’ll feel as if you just stepped out of an 18th century portrait. Lauren stowell and abby cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room.

Bring history to lifewhether you wish you could time travel to the court of Versailles or the Highlands of Scotland, this comprehensive guide will walk you through how to make and wear your 18th century dream gown. From large hoops to full bums, ruffled aprons to big feathered hats, wool petticoats to grand silk gowns, this manual has project patterns and instructions for every level of 18th century sewing enthusiast.

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Corsets and Crinolines

1670 to 1800―stays and hooped petticoats. In this classic book, norah waugh explores the changing shapes of women’s dress from the 1500s to the 1920s. A glossary of terms and materials. Each section describes how these garments originated, how they became popular and how they emerged as central to the fashions of the time.

The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. 1800 to 1925―corsets, crinolines and bustles. Simple laced bodices became corsets of cane, whalebone and steel, while padding at shoulders and hips gave way to the structures of farthingales, hoops and bustles.

Corsets and crinolines explains the cyclical nature of these fashions, and how waists and skirts changed shape and size through three distinct eras:  The 1500s to 1670―farthingales and whaleboned bodies. A list of further reading, including costume histories; textile and weaving histories; reconstruction of period clothing; contemporary application of foundational garments; and a list of museums and institutions with period clothing collections, for first-hand study.

Corsets and crinolines also contains a wealth of practical notes and resources for today’s costume makers and designers, pocket hoops, corsets, corselets,  stays, including:  Scaleable patterns for the construction of 25 different bustles, crinolines, hooped petticoats and bodices. Extracts from diaries, as well as over 100 illustrations, poems and newspapers, journals, demonstrate the variety of these ubiquitous items of clothing throughout modern history.

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How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century

Focal Press. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, fabric choice, trimming, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, or undergarments.

Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.

The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history – as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer.

This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Récamier ruffles. Bloomsbury Academic.

Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750-1790

Bloomsbury Academic. Focal Press. The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. Colonial williamsburg owns one of the most outstanding collections of period costumes in the world, numbering almost 900 costumes and more than 2, 400 accessories.

There are 25 full-page patterns in inches and centimeters for women's and men's clothing and accessories accompanied by photographs.

Underwear: Fashion in Detail

Revealing photographs highlight close-up details in the garments, while intricate line drawings show their masterly construction. Focal Press. A wide range of designs is represented, from rare 16th-century examples to Dior’s curvaceous New Look, to Calvin Klein’s notorious briefs. Get intimately acquainted with the V&A’s world-renowned collection of undergarments in this eye-opening visual history.

The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps, Underwear: Fashion in Detail traces the peculiar evolution of underwear. Bloomsbury Academic.

Corset Cutting and Making: RevisedEdition

These historical corset patterns are a goldmine of unusual styles and shapes, ranging from fashionable corsets, to maternity and nursing, athletic and equestrian corsets. The corset patterns include: nine edwardian straight-front style corsets, including one for factory workers, aka S-bend, dated 1914-1918One 1920s athletic corset; Three Children's waists, dated 1911-1912Five World War 1 era corsets, dated 1900-1907One pre-World War 1 long line style corset, dated 1890-1920.

These patterns have not been drafted from museum examples, but are drafted from patterns which were published pre-1923. The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. Corset cutting and making contains 19 historical corset patterns and 1 brassiere pattern dating from 1900 to 1920

. Each pattern is accompanied by a short historical background, construction information and examples gathered from historical catalogs. Bloomsbury Academic. Focal Press.

Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C. 1660-1860

Examples include a bodice in ivory silk with two details from 1660-1665, a riding habit from 1730-1750, and a wedding dress in ivory silk from 1827-1829. Additionally, Ms. Written and illustrated by janet arnold, paTTERNS OF FASHION 1 is dedicated to Englishwomen's dresses and their construction, c. Bloomsbury Academic.

The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. 1660-1860 This unique book contains drawings and patterns taken from 48 original specimens. Arnold brings the following: · Pattern cutting and dressmaking, c 1660-1860 A detailed list of drawings and patterns taken from original specimens.

1660-1860 taken from original specimens with details showing their construction · Additional material on the cut of early eighteenth-century dresses · Metric conversions · Using the patterns for full-scale work · List of selected books Focal Press. Englishwomen's dresses and their construction c. 1660-1860

A selection of extracts from contemporary sources. A pictorial outline of Englishwomen's costume, c. 1660-1860

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories

Master iconic 18th century hair and makeup techniquesever wondered how marie antoinette achieved her sky-high hairstyle or how women in the 1700s created their voluminous frizz hairdos? The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty answers all your Georgian beauty questions―and teaches you all you need to know to recreate the styles yourself.

And top all your hair masterpieces with millinery from the time period, from a French night cap to a silk bonnet to a simple, elegant chiffonet. Focal Press. The american duchess guide to 18th Century Dressmaking How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. A detailed list of drawings and patterns taken from original specimens.

From there, dive into the world of buckles, hair cushions and papillote papers with historically accurate hairstyles straight from the 1700s. Learn how to whip up your own pomatum and hair powder and correctly use them to take your ’dos to the next level. Bloomsbury Academic. Englishwomen's dresses and their construction c.

1660-1860 . With lauren and abby’s step-by-step instructions and insightful commentary, this must-have guide is sure to find a permanent place on the shelves of all 18th century beauty enthusiasts.