Janet Arnold’s Incredible Pattern Books

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Janet Arnold’s publications are some of the most popular guides in the costume world. Her drawings are taken from original garments in collections throughout Britain and are supplemented with details of their construction and laid out on grid paper with construction comments and fabric details. From wrapping gowns, riding habits, pelisses, and chemises to sack … Read more

Costume sales: Is First-come Fair?

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s eagerly anticipated costume sale on September 23, 2017, saw thousands of costume fans queue for hours to get hold of unique treasures. But many towards the back of the queue were left with a gutted warehouse as though a hurricane had torn through it. The winners were the hardcore who had … Read more

Gems: Bond Stuntman’s Leather Uniform

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That title does not deceive you as there really is an item of clothing that combines multiple levels of awesomeness. A black Victorian hussar uniform made in leather for the James Bond stuntman Richard Graydon in the 1975 film Royal Flash. The Jacket The 36″ jacket (I am thrilled to have the body of a … Read more