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Period Costume for Stage and Screen Patterns for Outer Garments, Book 1: Cloaks, Capes, Stoles and Wadded Mantles

Period Costume for Stage & Screen<br> by Jean Hunnisett Period Costume for Stage and Screen Patterns for Outer Garments, Book 1: Cloaks, Capes, Stoles and Wadded Mantles
Your Price: $77.00 CDN
Author: Jean Hunnisett
Publisher: Players Press, Inc.
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 164
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0887346650
ISBN-13: 9780887346651

About the Book:

Period Costume For Stage And Screen is a comprehensive guide to creating period dress. It consists of a series of books detailing the construction of garments, undergarments, and outergarments. The main thrust is women's dress, but in several periods, some of the garments are applicable to both men's and women's costumes and there are also specific items of men's wear described and patterned.

Renowned costumier and author, Jean Hunnisett, did a tremendous amount of research and was acclaimed for the authenticity of her costumes. As well as being accurate, her patterns have been prepared so that they can be readily made up using today's fabrics and sewing methods, and fit the modern female figure.

This is the first book in this series concentrating on outer garments — Cloaks, Capes, Stoles and Wadded Mantles. It is abundantly illustrated by drawings and photographs and includes scaled patterns for outer garments from Travelling Cloaks to elegant Shoulder Capes.

The second book on outer garments concentrates on — Dominos, Hoods, and Coats.

Whether you are an amateur, a student, or a professional costumer, the book, and the series it belongs to, is an invaluable source of patterns and techniques.

What people say:

"An exquisite and extremely useful book. Jean Hunnisett patterns are excellent and her making instructions are impeccable." — Showcase

"Jean Hunnisettshe was like an oracle in the costume world." — Birmingham Post

"Jean Hunnisett is one of those amazing craftpersons who can take a costume designer's fantasy – often a feeble little pencil sketch or a simple dash of a line and a splash of color – and work it into a beautiful gown that a real human being can wear comfortably onstage." — TCI

About the Author:

Jean Hunnisett (1930-2003) was an internationally famous costumer. Her skills as a costume maker were extremely well-known in Great Britain, where she ran her own freelance costume business as well as taught and designed. She cut and made costumes for 30 years for all the major opera and ballet companies as well as West End productions. She noted the bulk of her work during that period was for television, mainly the BBC. She made costumes for 27 plays, 48 series or serials, 10 operas, and nine adaptations in the BBC Shakespeare series.

In North America, she was probably best known for the texts she developed while teaching weekend courses for the Association of British Theatre Technicians and a Period Costume Cutting Course for ILEA.

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