Pattern Cutting for Men’s Costume (Backstage)

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Pattern Cutting for Men’s Costume is a practicalguide featuring patterns for the most important garments worn by menbetween the 16th and 19th centuries. Easy-to-follow instructionsexplain how to cut patterns for ‘average’ and individual measurements –with expert advice on how to adapt patterns to fit men of all shapesand sizes. Introductions to each section describe the

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Pattern Cutting for Men’s Costume is a practical
guide featuring patterns for the most important garments worn by men
between the 16th and 19th centuries. Easy-to-follow instructions
explain how to cut patterns for ‘average’ and individual measurements –
with expert advice on how to adapt patterns to fit men of all shapes
and sizes.

Introductions to each section describe the major developments in
men’s dress – revealing how garments evolved – and patterns for period
garments for which there are no actual examples are based on
contemporary paintings. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of
diagrams, this is a much-awaited and valuable addition to the library
of costume-makers in all fields.

Features a new system of drafting patterns for men’s period costume.
Includes patterns for the most important non-fashionable garments
(worn from the 16th to the 19th centuries) plus clothes in vogue from
the middle of the 16th to the end of the 18th centuries.
Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams accompanied by step-by-step
instructions for period garments, plus a few versatile theatrical
designs.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Good Reference basic costumes While not as detailed or authentic as some more scholarly texts, this book provides a good, workable alternative for achieving a convincing period silhouette onstage, particularly for the non-professional costumer.

Anonymous says:

Excellent resource for Knowledgeable costumer An excellent overview of multiple periods of time. The patterns are clear and easy to follow to craft your own patterns. You do need some knowledge of fitting and drafting to translate them to full scale, these are not Simplicity graded patterns. An excellent source for the look and cut of multiple time periods and cuts.

Anonymous says:

Avoid if you can I would return this if I could. The book looks like the author had just learned to do computer pattern drafting and decided to write a book. The patterns have little to no historical accuracy and there is no subtlety to the cut of any of the garments . I suppose if someone wanted to cut a box this book would help but for a doublet, justacorp or anything historical you will spend hours fitting the sack that these drafts produce.

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