Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume (Backstage) (Paperback)

Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume (Backstage) By Elizabeth Friendship Cover Image

Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume (Backstage) (Paperback)


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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 16thto 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
Elizabeth Friendship wrote the system of cutting for Royal WelshCollege of Music and Drama and taught there for over 25 years. Forseveral years she did all the cutting for the Welsh National Opera, andprior to that she cut all costumes at the Citizen's Theatre. Shetrained in Fashion at St Martin's School of Art, London and her firstjob was drafting patterns at J.P Coats.
Product Details ISBN: 9781408100066
ISBN-10: 1408100061
Publisher: Continnuum-3PL
Publication Date: October 30th, 2008
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Backstage