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Stays and Corsets Volume 2


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


  1. How to use this book
  2. Guidance on the pattern drafting process

    Finding the measurements for your historical pattern

  3. Pattern Drafting Tools
  4. Female Measurements
  5. Taking Accurate Measurements Female Measurement Form Female Measurements Guide Standard Female Measurement table
  6. The Female Basic Block Pattern
  7. Female Basic Block Instructions
  8. Preparing the Female Basic Block for your Historic Pattern
  9. Historical Patterns
  10. Introduction
  11. 1598 Pair of Bodies
  12. 1680-1700 Corset Bodice
  13. 1760 Silk Brocade Corset Bodice
  14. 1760 Strapless Stays
  15. 1830-45 Buff Corded Corset
  16. 1890 Black Cotton Corset
  17. 1890 Celebrated C.B. Bridal Corset
  18. 1905 Plunge Front Corset
  19. 1915 Deep Skirted Corset
Glossary Types of corset bones Costume collections Suppliers Bibliography and Further Reading Image Credits Acknowledgements

About the Author

Mandy Barrington is a Senior Lecturer in Costume at the Arts University Bournemouth and a recipient of The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2016-18. She has a first class honours degree in Costume design and a Masters in Costume. Mandy has worked professionally making costumes for shows such as My Fair Lady at the National Theatre, London, the hit West End show Wicked, and Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Opera House.

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