Corsets and Crinolines by Judith Dolan

By Judith Dolan

In this vintage e-book, Norah Waugh explores the altering shapes of women’s gown from the 1500s to the Nineteen Twenties. easy laced bodices grew to become corsets of cane, whalebone and metal, whereas padding at shoulders and hips gave option to the buildings of farthingales, hoops and bustles. 

Corsets and Crinolines explains the cyclical nature of those models, and the way waists and skirts replaced form and measurement via 3 detailed eras:

  •  The 1500s to 1670—farthingales and whaleboned our bodies.

  • 1670 to 1800—Stays and hooped petticoats.

  • 1800 to 1925—corsets, crinolines and bustles.

Each part describes how those clothing originated, how they grew to become well known and the way they emerged as principal to the models of the time. Extracts from diaries, journals, poems and newspapers, in addition to over a hundred illustrations, display the range of those ubiquitous goods of garments all through smooth history.

Corsets and Crinolines additionally features a wealth of useful notes and assets for today’s dress makers and architects, together with:

  •  Scaleable styles for the development of 25 various bustles, crinolines, corsets, corselets, stays, pocket hoops, hooped petticoats and bodices.

  • Detailed appendices on the manufacture of corsets and crinolines, together with farthingales, helps and hooped petticoats.

  • A checklist of additional examining, together with gown histories; cloth and weaving histories; reconstruction of interval garments; modern program of foundational clothing; and a listing of museums and associations with interval garments collections, for first-hand examine.

  • A thesaurus of phrases and fabrics.

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