By Lara Flecker
The potent training of clothes for exhibit is key for exhibitions of latest and old gown. Costumes not just have to be visually beautiful but additionally absolutely supported and traditionally actual. This ebook offers a entire advisor to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the current day. It comprises tools for adapting and shaping figures to create ancient silhouettes, developing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles utilizing low-cost and straightforward ideas. a pragmatic consultant to gown Mounting is a useful source for conservators, historians and all these operating with garments in museums, inner most collections and in the course of the model and theatre industries.Trained as a historic dress maker, writer Lara Flecker is the fabric exhibit expert at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has labored greatly with the museum's world-class dress assortment, getting ready clothing for demonstrate. Her uncomplicated mounting equipment are truly defined and will be utilized by individuals with quite a lot of adventure, together with people with few stitching abilities. * the single booklet detailing easy methods to mount costumes * bargains finished and functional suggestion utilizing transparent color photographs * the writer has massive event in mounting costumes of all classes of background from an exceptional nationwide museum assortment.
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Measure the outer perimeter of the panel, taking individual dimensions of each edge and seam line that defines it. 4. Lay the tissue over the panel matching the pencil line to the straight of grain on the fabric. Using a soft pencil, trace the perimeter of the panel, taking care not to rip or puncture the tissue. Remove the tracing from the costume. Continued 29 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COSTUME MOUNTING Measuring Tracing 5. Compare the size of the tissue pattern to the measurements taken from the costume.
24. Around thigh This measurement is taken around the thigh of a figure at its widest point. For trouser garments only, estimate where the thigh would be positioned inside the leg of the costume and take the measurement from this point. Measure a reference position from the level of the thigh to the waistline. 4 Relating garment measurements to a figure. (a) Front of figure. (b) Front of costume. 8 8 14 2 2 6 3 6 3 1 1 15 16 16 23 13 17 17 24 20 20 22 (d) Back of costume. (c) Back of figure. 25 26 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COSTUME MOUNTING Converting costume measurements into figure size One of the principal reasons for taking the measurements of a costume is to establish what size figure it should be mounted on.
Torsos mounted on poles with solid bases are much more suitable, but to guarantee their safety all fixings must be checked for stability and strength and tightened to their maximum extent. Figures of this type can be secured in crates, using neck and base fittings made of foam blocks and timber batons. Packing instructions: No matter what method is used, a set of packing instructions should be prepared for every garment that travels. These are used to assist with the unpacking and the repacking of an outfit.
A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting by Lara Flecker