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By Lara Flecker

ISBN-10: 0080469671

ISBN-13: 9780080469676

ISBN-10: 075066830X

ISBN-13: 9780750668309

The potent practise of clothes for show is vital for exhibitions of latest and ancient gown. Costumes not just have to be visually beautiful but in addition totally supported and traditionally actual. This publication presents a complete advisor to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the current day. It comprises tools for adapting and shaping figures to create old silhouettes, developing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles utilizing low-cost and easy options. a pragmatic consultant to dress Mounting is a useful source for conservators, historians and all these operating with garments in museums, inner most collections and during the type and theatre industries.Trained as a historic gown maker, writer Lara Flecker is the cloth reveal expert at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has labored largely with the museum's world-class dress assortment, getting ready clothing for show. Her easy mounting equipment are in actual fact defined and will be utilized by individuals with a variety of adventure, together with people with few stitching abilities. * the single booklet detailing tips to mount costumes * deals finished and functional recommendation utilizing transparent color photographs * the writer has massive adventure in mounting costumes of all classes of background from an excellent nationwide museum assortment.

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It might also be possible to compromise on price by purchasing off the shelf figures made from old moulds or patterns. These can then be padded to an exact fit using polyester wadding (see Chapter 4). 2 Doublet made of silvergilt tissue. 1650-1665. British. 91-2003. Costume mounted on a customised, fibreglass figure made by H&H Sculptors Ltd. S E L E C T I N G A N D M O D I F Y I N G M A N N E Q U I N S A N D D R E S S S TA N D S Choosing a Non-customised Figure Due to budget constraints, the luxury of having a custom-made torso sculpted to fit a costume is not often possible and cheaper solutions must be found.

This measurement is taken from the centre back waist of the costume to the hem and should include any skirt extension or train. 21. Inside leg (trousers only) This measurement is taken from the crotch to the floor on the inside of the leg. This measurement is taken from the crotch to the hem on the inside of the leg. 22. Around hem of skirt/leg If relevant, this measurement can be taken around the ankle. This measurement is taken around the hem of the skirt or trouser leg of a costume. If the costume includes a train, the around–hem measurement may be misleading.

B. The measuring and tracing instructions described in the table below should be carried out simultaneously. Making an accurate bodice toile Measuring Tracing 1. Select a panel from the bodice and position so that it is as smooth as possible. Bear in mind that not all bodice panels can be made flat. Use polyester wadding covered in tissue paper to pad out and support areas that require it. 2. Draw a rough diagram of the panel. All measurements should subsequently be noted on this plan throughout the drafting process.

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