Corsets : historic patterns and techniques /Publication details: London : Batsford, 2008.Description: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cmISBN:
- 9781906388010 (pbk.)
- 1906388016 (pbk.)
- 646.42 22
- TT677 .S25 2008
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|Book||Whitecliffe Library School of Fashion + Sustainability - Auckland||General||GT 2075 SAI - HELD IN FASHION DEPT. (Browse shelf(Opens below))||1||Not for Loan - Ask Fashion + Sustainability Lecturers||0010535|
"Progressing through almost two centuries of corset-making, this collection showcases a range of period pieces, from the 1750 whale-boned corsets, through the invention of the sewing machine and mass-produced corsets of the 1850s to the makeshift corsets of World War I." "Reflecting the changing fashions and attitudes of women throughout the centuries, the collection includes corsets for pregnancy, riding corsets for sportswomen and hard-wearing corsets for housemaids. There are even corsets for small children and their dolls." "Each corset features an annotated pattern, a detailed drawing and close-up photography so any historical detail can be captured accurately by the maker. Each pattern is accompanied by a brief overview that places the corset within its historical context and explains any features or alterations that are necessary for making up the patterns." "A must-have guide for anyone with an interest in fashion history, Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques is a treasure trove of information for fashion students, costume makers for stage and screen, reenactors and historians alike."--BOOK JACKET.