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Corsets and Crinolines Lovely book, though it can be hard to follow, slow and careful reading highly reccommended The first of Miss Waugh s important books on historic costume, Corsets and Crinolines, set a new standard of accuracy and lively interest Showing that the silhouette of women s dress has been in a state of continuous change, allied to economic and architectural evolution as well as changing ideas of sexual attractiveness, she itemizes three cycles in the lastyears in which women s silhouette was blown up to the utmost limit, by artificial means, and then collapsed again to a long straight line At these points and extremes were invariably considered absurdities and the corsets and hoops were discarded by their users, so that in actuality very few specimens from the earlier periods at least have come down to us Wonderful resource You can tell it s well researched, and has many details, but is still easy for the beginner to read and understand Great for experienced, academics and beginners alike. Great resource for historical costuming There are patterns you can follow, but strictly for theexperienced The diagrams, historical drawings and photographs are of extent pieces and unparalleled in the representation of the past Some of the period quotations are not translated, so be aware of that. Fascinating book on the history of underpinnings Wish it hadconcrete explanations for structure of garments. Caveats the patterns are a bitch you have to really know what you re doing, as they haven t been tested or trued properly and non representitive the crinoline pattern is ball size i.e ENORMOUS Also the sources are occasionally presented in the original, untranslated 18th and 19th century French.Overall, though, this is pretty much the definitive work on the subject, with loads of first hand sources and drawing on extant examples All of my 18th century undergarments came out of this one, Caveats the patterns are a bitch you have to really know what you re doing, as they haven t been tested or trued properly and non representitive the crinoline pattern is ball size i.e ENORMOUS Also the sources are occasionally presented in the original, untranslated 18th and 19th century French.Overall, though, this is pretty much the definitive work on the subject, with loads of first hand sources and drawing on extant examples All of my 18th century undergarments came out of this one, despite the number ofrecent publications and patterns I could have used Very nice detailed line drawings showing shapes and construction of stays, corsets, girdles, skirt supports, etc from Elizabethan era to early 20th century Added illustrations include period art, catalog and magazine illustrations, photos of museum pieces Bulk of the text consists of excerpts from period sources literature, letters, diaries, inventories, etc but Waugh does include introductory overviews to each section Glossary and index. History and technique combine for a wonderful read I always enjoy reading about the evolution of the waistline and petticoat The illustrations are so good that you could make your own corset, if you so desire. There s a lot of good information about both the history of body shaping undergarments and how to costume direction, but if the book had focused on one or the other instead of both it would have been much stronger.


About the Author: Norah Waugh

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