Historical Clothing Research
As with reproducing anything
that was based upon history, one has to conduct research on a topic
in order to discover as much information and fact about the topic
When I first started out, I had no idea how to achieve those wonderful Victorian looks, what was underneath, holding it up, etc. Then I was fortunate to attend workshops with Mela Hoyt-Haden, Chairman of the Theatre Arts Dept at Fullerton College in CA, who is extremely knowledgeable and a great designer. I got the bug and have been doing my own research and making Victorian clothing ever since.
Then, I became interested in men's clothing of the period since it seemed such a mystery and there was very little information about it. I started, and am continuing, to research the cut and construction of men's clothing from the Victorian period.
As a result, I have written a few articles, both published in Shoot! magazine, and am working on a couple of books that might help those starting out. The articles can be accessed by clicking the links below.
I am currently working on other articles and books that might be of interest so I invite you to check back! Denise Winter
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