- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 2, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0878305262
- ISBN-13: 978-0878305261
- Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Corsets and Crinolines 1st Edition
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My problem and I wanted to rate this three stars but I didn't want to ruin the sellers rating because it's not a reflection of them as they are not the author, is I really didn't like the book. It's out of print so it's very expensive, I purchased this book because I'm very interested in 18th-century stays in 18th-century sewing, a lot of people who are in historical selling groups that I belong in use this resource and reference it frequently, however I didn't find myself very thrilled with this purchase at all there's a lot of new were books out there that have more information, and easier to read information.
There are quite a few patterns in the book available to scale up but I found the construction informational a little bit difficult to follow along with and understand. There's great historical information and historical references in this book so it is a really wonderful book if you're looking for a good historical resources being in multiple centuries but I was looking for one specific century and hoping for more construction and design information than this book offers which is probably why I was disappointed, there's great historical information and historical references in this book so it is a really wonderful book if you're looking for a good historical resource spanning multiple centuries but I was looking for one specific century and hoping for more construction and design information then this book offers.
The patterns are easy to scale up & the diagrams are very helpful for the finished product.
Here is a list of the patterns in the book:
early 1600's body, 1630 bodice, 1650 boned bodice lining, 1702 stays, 1730-40 stays, 1776 1/2 boned stays, 1780 1/2 boned stays, 1793 short stays, 1790's short stays, 1740 Hoop petticoat, 1760 pocket hoops, late 1820's stays, 1844 corset, 1860 corset, 1873 corset, 1880's corset, mid-1890's corset, 1901 corset, 1911 'corset', 1904 ribbon corset, 1918 girdle, 1925 corset, 1864 crinoline, 1872 crinoline (with bustle), 1876 bustle.
An experienced costumer may be able to gain more patterns from the other illustrations. The section on how to make corsets is a must-read for anyone interested in constructing these garments.
Ms. Waugh's sources are always entertaining & excellent!
The patterns will require a fair bit of change and tweaking if you want to use them on yourself and you don't have a very specific body shape. That said, it's worth the time and effort to do it, as the resulting garments are ready for use for historical reenactment and not just theatrical portrayal.
To be honest, i copied all the patterns then passed the book on with out really reading it as id rather watch dvds with fashion history in it than read about it! haha too tedious for me. But heaps of pics and interesting text (what others read and shared with me) But i loved the patterns. I didnt have too much trouble redrafting from the patterns provided and piccs helped to get the overall shape. :)
I would recommend this book to those interested in for example corsets and their history.
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Preface, acknowledgment,list of illustrations,bibliography museum and private collections.
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