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Stays and Corsets


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Table of Contents


  1. How to use this book
  2. Guidance on the pattern drafting process

    A guide to finding the measurements for your historical pattern

  3. Pattern Drafting Tools
  4. Female Measurements
  5. Taking Accurate Measurements Female Measurement Form Female Measurements Guide Standard Female Measurements
  6. The Female Basic Block Pattern
  7. Female Basic Block Instructions Preparing the Female Basic Block for your Historic Pattern
  8. Historical Patterns
Introduction 1735-50 Fully-boned Corset Bodice 1776 Half-boned Stays 1785-88 Half-boned Stays 1793 Fully-boned Short Stays 1820 White Cotton Corset 1860 Closed Front Corset 1875 Corded and Quilted Corset 1890 Riding Corset 1890 Wasp-waist Corset Glossary Costume collections Suppliers Further Reading Credits Acknowledgements

About the Author

Mandy Barrington is a Senior Lecturer in Costume at the Arts University Bournemouth with a first class honours degree in Costume design and a Masters in Costume. Mandy has worked professionally making costumes for shows such as My Fair Lady at the National Theatre, London, the hit West End show Wicked, and Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Opera House.

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