Jun 2008

Research for the Historical Costumer, Part 3: Tips, Techniques, and Resources: Secondary Sources

Research for the Historical Costumer, Part 3: Tips, Techniques, and Resources: Secondary Sources

In part three of her four part series, Kendra van Cleave shows us some tips and techniques to find good information on the Internet.

This month, she adds books, journals and conferences to our arsenal of resources, recommending the most useful ones, showing us how best to use them, and telling us what to look out for.

 

Read more...

Build Your Library - Pattern Drafting

Build Your Library - Pattern Drafting

Starting this month, we'll be reviewing several books each month.

They could be new releases or old-but-good books that are key building blocks in any costumer's library.

This month, Marion McNealy reviews several pattern drafting books that are key components in her costumer library.

 

Read more...

Google Books by Marion McNealy

Google Books by Marion McNealy

Starting this month, we will be having two websites of the month. One will be focused on business or suppliers, the other will be research focused.

This month's research website is Google Books, specifically the home economics, sewing and dress-making categories. We'll share with you some of the really great full text/picture books from days gone by that we've found and give you pointers on where to find more!

Read more...

Making 18th Century Shoes

Making 18th Century Shoes

How to dismantle and re-assemble modern shoes into sturdy, beautiful, convincing historical footwear - and even improve the fit!

Read more...

Costuming Actors

Costuming Actors

Professional costumer Suzi Clarke reminisces about her years at the RSC dressing actors, and then shares some helpful tips on fitting.

Read more...

Go to top