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Stays and Corsets Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body, Volume 2

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Stays and Corsets Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body, Volume 2

In this second volume of Stays and Corsets, Mandy Barrington continues to create historical patterns for a modern body shape. This book contains all new corset patterns with a range of silhouettes that span over 300 years, from the late 16th century to the early 20th century. The corset patterns are generated from an original historical garment and have been designed for a wide range of female figures and sizes. The technique of flat pattern drafting your stays or corset will enable you to change the shape of the wearer to create an authentic historic silhouette. 

All calculations have been worked out for the reader and are provided in easy-to-read tables, which avoids extremely difficult, time-consuming and inaccurate re-sizing of historical patterns. Some prior knowledge of pattern drafting is helpful; however, each pattern has step-by-step instructions supported by clear diagrams that will take you through each stage of the pattern drafting process. The final result is an accurate period stays or corset pattern for your model.

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to use this book
Guidance on the pattern drafting process 
Finding the measurements for your historical pattern Pattern
Drafting Tools Female Measurements
Taking Accurate Measurements Female Measurement Form Female Measurements
Guide Standard Female Measurement table The Female Basic
Block PatternFemale Basic Block Instructions 
Preparing the Female Basic Block for your Historic Pattern 
Historical Patterns
Introduction 
1598 Pair of Bodies 1680-1700 Corset Bodice 1760 Silk Brocade Corset Bodice1760 Strapless Stays1830-45 Buff Corded Corset 1890 Black Cotton Corset 1890 Celebrated C.B. Bridal Corset 1905 Plunge Front Corset 1915 Deep Skirted Corset 
Glossary
Types of corset bones 
Costume collections
Suppliers 
Bibliography and Further Reading
Image Credits 
Acknowledgements

MANDY BARRINGTON Senior Lecturer MA Costume Distinction, PGCE, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design 1st Class 

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