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Patterns for Theatrical Costumes: Garments, Trims, and Accessories from Ancient Egypt to 1915


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ISBN13: 9780896761254
ISBN10: 0896761258
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This is an outstanding and extremely popular collection of hundreds of basic pattern shapes. The designer is given full creative range over the basic silhouettes. The general characteristics of male and female dress, gowns, tunics, headdresses, jackets, robes, breeches, and more produce an accurate outline for each time period.

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Reprint of the Prentice Hall original of 1984. Published by Drama Book Publishers, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001.
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Trims, garments and accessories from ancient Egypt to 1915.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-340) and index.

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Patricia Norris-Landry, March 8, 2009 (view all comments by Patricia Norris-Landry)
This book is a "must have" for those of us in any type of reenactment group. It is especially good for those who have little to no sewing expertise as it is full of simple, easy to follow diagrams and designs. I myself have been using it to create patterns out of other patterns for years before the current crop of "historical" store bought patterns were available. I've also bought it for many friends over the years as the starter book for their costuming endeavors. Inclusions run the costume gamut from ancient Egypt to the early 1900's as well as how to's from underwear on up to hats. It also makes it easy to scale up from a cheap, one off, theatrical costume to something you can wear for years. I bought 4 when it went out of print and am VERY glad to see it back!
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Holkeboer, Katherine Strand
Drama Publishers/Quite Specific Media
New York :
History - General
Design - Textile & Costume
History : General
Textile & Costume
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1st Drama Book Publishers ed.
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10.84x8.46x.97 in. 1.43 lbs.

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