Emily Taaffe is dressed in her 19th century costume for Daphne in 'Nation'.

Crinoline cages are often viewed as clunky, unwieldy contraptions that considerably hindered the movement of the wearer; although there is a skill in moving in one, the hindrance, is not at all significant - Women danced, walked, ran, sat on chairs and blankets, carried things, rode in a carriage ( and a car too)...

Caged crinoline folding technique ... sometimes gentleness has to move over for speedy action ...

BIG skirts, BIG sleeves, and BIG crinolines; BIG hair comes later in history ...  

 

Costume History was one of my favourite classes in university. The professor would show slides of historical clothing from museums alongside replicas, so we could see what the pieces actually may have looked like.

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.