First steps: Costume

First steps: Costume

Su Newell, Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor takes us step by step through the process of creating a costume.

Step one: design your costume; making sure historical detail is correct.

Step two: take the measurements of the person you are making the costume for. Once you have taken the measurements you can work out how much fabric you need.

Step three: draft the pattern - based on the design and the measurements provided

Step four: pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out. If the fabric is expensive or the pattern complicated, make a toile first.

Step five: underpinnings are necessary to achieve the correct fit.

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