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Costume Maker's Companion

By Diane Favell

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ISBN: 9781785007194
PUBLISHED: 31/03/2020
PAGES: 272
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 384 colour photographs, 37 b&w and 78 colour diagrams

Authentic historical costume is essential for any performance, to instantly communicate a period, a social standing, an occupation or an identity. The responsibility of this representation lies with the costume maker, in their knowledge of the design and their accuracy of construction. The Costume Maker's Companion serves as an aide memoire, to novice and experienced makers alike, covering the common garments of the Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean, Restoration, Regency and Victorian eras of British history.

Learn the key styles and fashions of each period before step-by-step tutorials and detailed orders of work illustrate the costume construction process for eight popular garments, from the designer's drawing through to the finished piece. This book also covers:


  • Working with a costume designer
  • Key processes and equipment
  • Flat pattern manipulations
  • Cutting a pattern on the stand
  • Taking a pattern from an existing garment
  • Costume details, including goldwork and flounces
  • Making accessories, including gauntlets, corsets and ruffs

Foreword by Fiona Shaw

RRP: £25.00

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