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By Lara Flecker

The powerful training of clothes for reveal is key for exhibitions of up to date and ancient costume. Costumes not just must be visually beautiful but in addition absolutely supported and traditionally exact. This publication offers a finished consultant to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the current day. It contains equipment for adapting and shaping figures to create old silhouettes, developing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles utilizing reasonably cheap and straightforward suggestions. a pragmatic advisor to gown Mounting is a useful source for conservators, historians and all these operating with garments in museums, deepest collections and during the model and theatre industries.Trained as a historic dress maker, writer Lara Flecker is the fabric exhibit expert at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has labored generally with the museum's world-class dress assortment, getting ready clothing for exhibit. Her uncomplicated mounting equipment are essentially defined and will be utilized by individuals with a variety of adventure, together with people with few stitching abilities. * the single booklet detailing the best way to mount costumes * deals accomplished and sensible recommendation utilizing transparent color photos * the writer has huge adventure in mounting costumes of all classes of background from a very good nationwide museum assortment.

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Around bottom This measurement is taken around the figure at the fattest part of the bottom. It can usually be found approximately 20 cm/23 cm below the line of the waist. Though the bottom is the fattest point of the lower torso it is still sometimes difficult to locate on a costume. If this is the case, the measurement should be taken approximately 20 cm/23 cm below the line of the waist. Measure the reference position from the level of the bottom to the waistline. 18. Front length of skirt/leg This measurement is taken from the centre front waist of the figure to the floor.

As the gown was so fragile, an accurate toile was made to assist with conservation, figure padding and the construction of a replica stomacher. T A K I N G PA T T E R N S A N D M A K I N G T O I L E S Making an accurate toile of sleeves and trousers Although patterns can be taken from sleeves and trousers in the same way as the bodice, the narrow, cylindrical shapes of these appendages means that they must be treated slightly differently. For example, all tissue paper tracings should be taken from the outside of the garment and the individual panels that make up one sleeve or trouser leg should be worked on simultaneously.

Put a knot in one end and measure from this point. Mark the end of the measurement with a pin inserted through the yarn. Remove the thread from the costume and measure off against a ruler. Tracing tips (a) Ordinary tissue paper can be used to trace panels, but if possible use a soft spider tissue as it is more transparent and moulds better to the fabric. T A K I N G PA T T E R N S A N D M A K I N G T O I L E S (b) Tissue tracings can be taken either from the inside or outside of the garment. The choice should be made according to which ever is least harmful to the costume.

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