- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Book Company (March 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871272083
- ISBN-13: 978-0871272089
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Dress Dancers: Costuming Techniques for Dance Paperback – March 1, 1999
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The book describes how to make basic garments (tutus, leotards, etc.) without a pattern, and then has lots of illustrations to show how you might modify them for particular styles and dances. So, to get any use out of this book, you'll need to buy some cheap material, and draft your own patterns with the help of the book and perhaps a little trial and error. If you absolutely have to be provided with a proper pattern, you'll need to look elsewhere for it. Even so, the example illustrations may be helpful in adapting a basic costume to suit a particular dance, once you've obtained the basic pattern elsewhere.
The content of the book is just as old as I am -- first published in 1975 -- which is probably why Lycra (tm) isn't mentioned in the book at all! So if you're determined to use Lycra, you'll have to figure out for yourself what differences it will make to the design and construction.
Overall, this is a very good book which could really use a new revision to take account of new materials, and to make the text a little more accessible.