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Book alert for all you costume book addicts...
These add to her series "Period Costume for Stage &
|"Cloaks and Coats" are covered in two volumes.
|Volume I: "Cloaks, Mantles, Wraps and
Stoles" - out and can be ordered at book stores|
|A wonderful collection to your costuming library.|
|Volume II: "Dominos, Dolmans and Coats
." - no, we have no delivery info, the book is supposedly still in works|
|Jean Hunnisette is the world-renowned costumers and author of the four "Period Costume for Stage & Screen" books. She
has a lifetime's experience in professional costume-making. This
includes work for the BBC, Royal Opera House, The English National Opera
Covent Garden and on such films as "The Slipper and the Rose".
She has also taught period costume cutting at the London College of Fashion
and lectures extensively. |
Textiles For Colonial Clothing
A Workbook of Swatches and Information
|Cassimere, velvet, muslin, and corduroy were some of the textiles for
clothing a new nation. This workbook of swatches and information is a
hands-on guide with over 30 swatches of modern textiles that replicate
1800-1850 cloth. Included are sections on men's and women's fashions, decade
by decade, PLUS a discussion of the changes in textile manufacturing due to
the Industrial Revolution. (from web description)|
|$34.95. Order at http://www.sallyqueenassociates.com |
2005 Calendar - Shoes: 4 centuries of Historic Foodwear
|Twelve new collections in North America and great images of shoes, boots,
and footwear for four centuries - more info on their website.|
|$14.95. Order at http://www.sallyqueenassociates.com |
Reconstruction Era Fashions 350 Sewing, Needlework, and Millinery Patterns
|Edited and with additional material by Frances Grimble |
| Reconstruction Era Fashions contains a comprehensive selection of
patterns from the first 14 months of Harper’s Bazar. It provides sewing
patterns with instructions for most garments in an 1860s woman’s wardrobe,
from corsets to wedding dresses to riding habits. Instructions for
enlarging, fitting, and using the patterns are included. Needlework patterns
for trimmings and accessories use a wide variety of techniques, including
embroidery, crocheting, knitting, tatting, and ribbon work. Patterns are
also given for every type of millinery. The patterns are illustrated by
exquisite engraved plates. They are supplemented by fashion columns with
practical advice on wardrobe planning, and by articles that focus on
specific techniques. (from press release)|
|Publication date: August 2001; available now 8 1/2” x 11” quality
paperback 529 pages 609 illustrations $45 (plus sales tax for California
purchasers, plus shipping)|
|Frances Grimble is the author of After a Fashion: How to Reproduce,
Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles; The Voice of Fashion: 79
Turn-of-the-Century Patterns With Instructions and Fashion Plates; and The
Edwardian Modiste: 85 Authentic Patterns with Instructions, Fashion Plates,
and Period Sewing Techniques. All these books are available from Lavolta
Press: http://www.lavoltapress.com |
Find Deb's latest patterns here:
Recently released by the Manta-Maker is a new Spanish Gown pattern.
It's great for Renaissance folk wishing for a more comfortable upper class
Check out the detail and more variations >>here.
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On-Line Resource - Textile Reference Manual &
source for fabric identification swatch kits
CostumeGallery.com presents a new reference source -- the online
Textile Reference at www.costumegallery.com/Textiles/.
The manual consists of 27 articles about textiles and finishes. These articles were written
by people at Textile Fabric Consultants.
The folks that wrote these articles produces a set of fabric identification
kits. They have a couple of different types and some books that go further
into fabric identification. They have relatively inexpensive general
kits and others designated for interior design. However they go
beyond this. They have a set designed for identifying raw fibers that can
be used for microscopic or fiber burn test identification. This even includes a
burn test chart. See them on line at http://www.textilefabric.com/.
CD-ROM - American Dresses,
1780-1900: Identification and Significance of
148 Extant Dresses
Elsie Frost McMurry, professor emerita of textiles and apparel at Cornell
University, has a cd-rom documenting a number of dresses in details. The CD
includes more than 300 photographs and sketches. These are from numerous east
coast collections including dresses from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and
the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The CD-ROM is available for $49.95, plus shipping and handling.
The Resource Center
PO Box 3884
Ithaca, NY 14852-3884
See more details and an interview with the author from the Chronicle of Higher Education By
JESSICA LUDWIG by clicking here.
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