Costume Close-up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750-1790
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Jan 1, 1999 - Design - 120 pages
Costume Close-up discusses the cut, fit, and construction of antique clothing of the second half of the eighteenth century. It will enable talented artisans with advanced skills to construct authentic garments and show curators, conservators, costumers, and reenactors new ways to look at such attire.
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Gown and Stomacher
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Accession number aprons armscye block printed bodice Bodice Back bodice front breeches buttonhole stitches buttons center back seam center front chest cloak body clothing coat collar colors Construction Stitching cotton cross-stitch cuff drawstring eighteenth century embroidered eyelets fashion fabric folded garment gusset hood hoops I I I I I inch 2.5 cm inside interfacing interlining jacket lace layers linen lining linen sewing thread linen tape Materials mitts neck neckline pattern petticoat pieces pink placket plain weave plain-woven linen pleats pocket flaps pocket slits point a rabattre polonaise raw edges ribbed silk ribbon right side ruffle running stitches seam allowances self-fabric selvage width sewing thread Overall sewn with backstitches shaped shirt short gown shoulder shoulder band silk sewing thread slanted hemming stitches slash slip stitches stocking frame stockings stomacher striped tabs textile thread Overall length topstitched trim turned twill tape waist waistband waistcoat wear whipstitched wide wool worn woven