Rae Stephens

Rae Stephens

Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:18

Making 18th Century Jumps

When history evolved and women were beginning to avoid wearing stays; the practise of using jumps, began. Angela Clayton takes us through this process as she sews her 18th Century ensamble.
This paper, "The Lengberg Finds: Remnants of the Lost 15th Century Tailoring Revolution" was presented on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at NESAT XIII, by Rachel Case, Marion McNealy and Beatrix Nutz. Some pieces of clothing have survived, and it's amazing to see these treasures . The presenters would like to thank the NESAT board for allowing them to put it on YouTube.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:35

Anastasia on Broadway

  Based on the 1997 animated film, Anastasia comes to Broadway with a new score from the Tony-winning team behind Ragtime, Once On This Island and Seussical—Ahrens and Flaherty—along with the film’s classic songs, including the Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past.” The costumes are gorgeous ...
Colonial Williamsburg weaver Max Hamrick shows us several examples of herbs and the colors they can create. The original colonists learned how to use herbs to dye material; handing down the the18th-century recipes, which are still used today -- all safe enough to drink.
Our stylishly turned out Dresser has assisted her Lady with the chemise, leggings, panniers and is now tightening the corset. The series of layers’ underneath clothing has purpose; the chemise was closest to the skin and served as nightgown, petticoat and under-blouse. The leggings provided warmth and good protection from tall grasses, low bushes and insects. Jumping to the corset, we know that it provided a particular feminine shape; a smaller waist, or larger bottom. And this, is where panniers totally take over the whole feminine shape idea; remember this famous picture of one of Marie Antoinette’s dresses …
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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.