Corsets and Crinolines

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Routledge, Jun 3, 2015 - Design - 176 pages
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Corsets and Crinolines is a study of the changing shapes of women's dress and how these were produced, how simple laced bodices became corsets of cane, whale-bone and steel, while padding at shoulders and hips gave way to the structures of farthingales, hoops and bustles. Added are contemporary tailors and dressmakers accounts, illustrations, index, a glossary of terms and materials, appendices on the repair and manufacture of corsets and crinolines.
 

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User Review  - modlotus - LibraryThing

On the history: This is an excellent book for the history of the garment known as a corset. This book is filled with letters and writings of those who were for and against the wearing of the corset ... Read full review

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Lots of great information and enough patterns to cover just about every era I could want to recreate. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
10
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
11
BIBLIOGRAPHY
15
MUSEUM AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
16
I BEGINNING OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY TO 1670
17
II 1670 TO THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
37
III BEGINNING OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO 1925
75
Appendix I THE CONSTRUCTION OF CORSETS
149
II THE CONSTRUCTION OF FARTHINGALES HOOP PETTICOATS ETC
163
III SUPPORTS FOR CORSETS CRINOLINES ETC
165
IV WHALEBONE
167
GLOSSARY
171
INDEX
173
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