Instant Period Costumes: How to Make Classic Costumes from Cast-off Clothing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566080705
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 89
  • Sales rank: 814,134
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Materials 5
Making the Costumes 9
The Costumes 15
Egyptian 17
Biblical 20
Greek 22
Roman 24
Byzantine 26
Gothic 29
Renaissance 32
Elizabethan 35
Commonwealth 39
Restoration 42
Georgian 45
Romantic 50
Old West 52
Crinoline 58
Bustle 60
End of the Century 63
New Century 65
World War I 68
1920s 69
1930s 72
1940s 75
1950s 76
1960s 78
1970s 79
1980s 81
Summary 82
Resources 83
About the Author 87
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2001

    Amazing And Interesting

    I was amazed at how this author was so talented and could explain everything to make a costume so easily. There had to be a lot of research done on these Instant Period Costumes. They were all explained so well and down to the basics. The author explained how to make so many different Instant Period Costumes. Some of these I had never heard of since I've never been much of a History Buff. I have never known anyone with this kind of talent and can't imagine what it would be like. I have found that it is much cheaper to buy this book than to buy or rent costumes for parties during the year. There are so many different costumes that you can choose from and you can even come up with something on your own after reading this. You can make a costume and go to a party and everyone there will find it hard to believe you did this costume yourself. The instructions are so detailed and simple. I reccommend this book to anyone who is interested in costumes and also to anyone who isn't because it is so amazing how someone could come up with making something so extraordinary out of simple clothing and spending so little money to do it. This is one of the most interesting how to books I have ever read. A person doesn't have to have an interest in making costumes for this book to be interesting to them. I reccommend this book to anyone who who can appreciate a person like this author is.

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