By Lara Flecker
The powerful instruction of clothes for show is key for exhibitions of up to date and ancient gown. Costumes not just must be visually attractive but additionally absolutely supported and traditionally actual. This booklet presents a accomplished consultant to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the current day. It contains equipment for adapting and shaping figures to create ancient silhouettes, developing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles utilizing reasonably cheap and straightforward innovations. a pragmatic consultant to gown Mounting is a useful source for conservators, historians and all these operating with garments in museums, inner most collections and through the type and theatre industries.Trained as a historic gown maker, writer Lara Flecker is the fabric reveal professional at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has labored widely with the museum's world-class dress assortment, getting ready clothing for show. Her basic mounting tools are essentially defined and will be utilized by individuals with a variety of event, together with people with few stitching talents. * the one e-book detailing tips to mount costumes * deals accomplished and useful recommendation utilizing transparent color photos * the writer has enormous adventure in mounting costumes of all classes of heritage from an excellent nationwide museum assortment.
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The nape can be found where the bottom edge of the tape measure rests on the centre back neck. Unless the costume is cut with a high neckline, this measurement must be estimated. 5 cm. Key: Female costume/Male costume 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 Measurements 7. Across front Location on a figure This is a flat measurement taken across the front of the figure above the bust. Arms should be left to hang naturally and the measurement taken from the crease of each arm, approximately 14–15 cm down from the shoulder point.
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. 9. Using the new grid line in the same way as the first, take a series of new measurements and compare and transfer to the tissue pattern. When new adjustments are made, cross reference all related points to make sure the measurements still fit. 10.
Ideally all materials should be regularly tested and analysed before use and up-todate research carried out in order to keep abreast of any scientific developments in this area. If there is a particular concern about the poor quality of a figure, barrier foils such as Moistop® and Marvelseal® can be used to cover it. However, this precaution is worthless if the seal is punctured by pins or needles. Similar concerns apply to surface finishes such as paint which are commonly used to coat the outside of mannequins.
A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting by Lara Flecker