Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 693
- TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com wrote:
3. fairy crown thanks, still need lace up bodice for ballet
5. identifying fabric content
8. Re: metallics and fabric I.D.
9. Re: identifying fabric content
I'm still looking for instructions for or a good illustration of a
laced-up ballet bodice. This is different than a corset! Can anyone
help me with a source?
* * I made a ballet bodice as a grad school project, unfortunately, i haven't uncovered my patterns and i have no book reference for this, as the knowledge came straight from the instructor, a former ballet danseur himself. I do know that his patter was modelled on the "Korinska" (sp?) bodice, a method developed by Madame Korinska, before stretch, the side panels are cut on the bias to allow for breathing and movement. THe front panel (seamed at center front) is basically a "V", side panels, and back panels (rectangular in shape), 6 panels total, strapless, with elastic straps added that are dyed to match the dancer. Perhaps you can find something by searching "Korinska"
Subject: identifying fabric content
My "cheat sheet" for doing burn tests on fabrics is page 76 from
Chapter 3 of The Costume Technician's Handbook by Ingham and Covey
(1992. Heineman Educational Books, Inc.) ISBN 0-435-08610-3. This
book has been the ultimate quick-reference t...it's a pretty commonly assigned
text in theatre courses. The biggest drawback for me is that it does
not address special techniques for ballet costumes, which is what I
build... does anyone have a book I don't know about (I'm sure I have
the only three...)
a great book i have it and used it in school but i believe the burn test sheet i use is from an article my textiles instructor found i believe it is a clearer sheet at some point i will have time to put it on excel and perhaps send it out to those who send me an email and request it
From: Ana's Accoutremonts
Subject: Re: metallics and fabric I.D.
A good summary of the fabric content burn test is at
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