This practical guide to historical costume is essential for anyone planning to create accurate period costumes for theatrical productions or historical reenactments. From the short tunics of Saxon men of the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late nineteenth century, this richly illustrated work offers an abundance of authentic patterns. Details of pattern sizes, required materials, and sewing methods accompany simple diagrams for Elizabethan doublets, capes, and trunks; a coat and vest from the Restoration; a bell-shaped gown of the eighteenth century; an early nineteenth-century empire gown; a crinoline; and many other items.
Diagrams are accurately drawn to scale from working patterns, and there are suggestions for the most suitable colors and textures for costumes of different historical periods. Students of costume design, tailors, and community theater groups will welcome this carefully researched guidebook to fifteen centuries of English costume.
A swimming costume (swimsuit), travels through 50 plus years of time and the lives of many people. It experiences the highs and lows and the misfortunes of its haphazard owners. From intimacy to high seas piracy it continues on an international journey of fate. Air Canada Annie, a boy named Sue, Mumbles the cocker spaniel and Kensignton Public Pool in Montreal's Notre Dame de Grace (NDG) district are all inspired to supply the swimming costume with unusual experiences that sees it influence many more lives across North America, Cuba and the Caribbean.
Wearing jewelry is essential to helping women developed their own style. For women wishing to create a look that's unique, the last thing they'll want to invest money in is mass produced pieces of jewelry. It's for this reason alone, learning the skills needed for making beaded jewelry and costume jewelry could prove extremely beneficial. When it comes to making such pieces you need to know where to purchase the right kinds of supplies. In this book, " Costume Jewelry Making & Making Jewelry With Beads: A Complete Step by Step Guide (Special 2 In 1 Edition)" not only do we discuss what's needed to start your own beaded jewelry & costume jewelry making venture but also provide several projects you may want to try out. After finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs with beads for yourself but for others as well. In addition, if you're someone who has an eye for fashion and enjoys making their own things, why not save yourself money by making your own costume jewelry. Even the simplest pieces of costume jewelry can be overpriced, so why spend money on such accessories when making them for yourself could save you a great deal of money. Of course when it comes to making your own jewelry there are certain things you need to consider before you do. The first thing you need to consider before you begin the process of learning how to make costume jewelry is what type you wish to make. The best way of determining what style of jewelry you want to make is to look through various magazines and see what's on offer in stores locally. It's also a good idea to gain inspiration for your costume jewelry designs by visiting museums or art galleries. You may even gain inspiration for your designs when out for a walk. From the outset, this book has been designed for those who have never created jewelry with beads and costume jewelry before. However by the end you'll be an expert in the tools of the trade, the supplies you need and some basic skills you can advance upon over time. For more tips and tricks, download " Costume Jewelry Making & Making Jewelry With Beads: A Complete Step by Step Guide (Special 2 In 1 Edition)" now!