By Lara Flecker
The potent education of clothes for demonstrate is vital for exhibitions of up to date and old gown. Costumes not just have to be visually attractive but additionally absolutely supported and traditionally exact. This e-book presents a entire advisor to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the current day. It comprises equipment for adapting and shaping figures to create historic silhouettes, developing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles utilizing low-cost and easy strategies. a pragmatic consultant to gown Mounting is a useful source for conservators, historians and all these operating with garments in museums, deepest collections and in the course of the type and theatre industries.Trained as a old gown maker, writer Lara Flecker is the cloth reveal expert at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has labored largely with the museum's world-class dress assortment, getting ready clothing for show. Her easy mounting equipment are basically defined and will be utilized by individuals with a variety of adventure, together with people with few stitching abilities. * the one booklet detailing the best way to mount costumes * bargains finished and useful recommendation utilizing transparent color photos * the writer has substantial event in mounting costumes of all sessions of heritage from a superb nationwide museum assortment.
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45 46 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COSTUME MOUNTING As there are so many different kinds of mannequin on the market, it is impossible to give precise details of all those available. Every costume and display will have different requirements and the suitability of each mannequin style will vary accordingly. One of the most widely used figures is the fabric covered, papier maˆché dress stand. Although using dress stands to display costume may seem rather humdrum, they have several advantages. They are generally cheap and figures are available in a wide range of sizes, from small children to large adults.
If you have direct access to the figure, use the nape to waist measurement of the costume to judge where the waist of the garment will sit. Mark the waist with a line of pins or a piece of elastic or tape tied around the figure. All reference positions can then be taken from this line and the level of the bust, ribcage, hipbone and all other circumference measurements established. Another important factor to take into consideration when translating costume measurements into figure size is the allowance for ease.
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 Measuring Tracing 8. Select a new point that is easy to identify and cast a second grid line, using a separate piece of thread. This should run horizontally across the first line, perpendicular to the straight of grain. 8. Replicate this second grid line on the tissue pattern in the same way as the first. Make sure that the line runs exactly perpendicular to the marked straight of grain. B. These two measuring and tracing techniques can be carried out in reverse order.
A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting by Lara Flecker