The Costume Technician's Handbook: A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional
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The Costume Technician's Handbook: A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional

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This handbook is a guide to developing stage costumes that are personally distinctive and artistically expressive. Features include: health and safety practices in the costume shop; chapters on pattern drafting and sewing operations; and an expanded section on alterations.
Paperback, 458 pages
Published November 2nd 1992 by Heinemann Drama
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Margie
An excellent reference book. I plan to continue checking it out from the library on a near-permanent basis.
Sally Reardon
Jun 12, 2008 Sally Reardon rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: seamstresses, pattern drafters
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Comprehensive, insightful, and enormously helpful, this book contains the single best sloper method I have ever encountered (no slash & rotate darts for the basic block here, folks!). It also has an enormously helpful section on fitting the basic block with all kinds of common fit problems and how to compensate for them. Also a small selection of beautiful color photos and fun "extras" like a section on wig-making, costume construction, period hat styles, etc.

My only caution is that the basi...more
Rachel
I didn't make it through the whole thing before I had to return it to the library, but what I saw was excellent. A lot of material about everything from machines to patterning and sewing techniques to creativity in making props. This would be a great reference tool.
Miyo
This a textbook used in theatrical costume design.
Everything you need to know about costume shops and the building of costumes
Good sewing construction section.
A must have for all costumers.
Jamie
A necessity for me. I have used this book as a costume designer, costume technician, and in sewing my own creations and halloween costumes. A fabulous book for any seamstress to own.
Janin
An -excellent- resource for costumers and those who like to sew (:
Michael Deibert
Well written, has plethera of information.
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