Costume Making

This course will provide a general overview of significant periods in British costume history and how they are used in current trends in performance, looking at theatre costumes made for these periods. By the end of the course you should be able to identify a costume from the 18th and 19th centuries, cut an appropriate pattern and take it to the toile stage...

Taught by: Diane Favell.

Description

This course will provide a general overview of significant periods in British costume history and how they are used in current trends in performance, looking at theatre costumes made for these periods.

By the end of the course you should be able to identify a costume from the 18th and 19th centuries, cut an appropriate pattern and take it to the toile stage. You will also have enriched your knowledge of the sewing techniques used in the make-up of period costume

Topics covered

You will look at 18th century, early 19th century and Victorian costume and learn how to cut a pattern on the stand for each period.

You wil also learn different sewing techniques appropriate to each period such as, for example, boning, binding, smocking and frogging.

In the final stage of the course, you will choose one of the patterns you have created and take it to the toile stage (making the pattern up in calico for fitting).

Who should take this course?

  • Those who have an interest in making costume for performance in TV, theatre and film.
  • Anyone wishing to build on existing knowledge in this field.

Entry requirements: Previous experience in patternmaking and both hand and machine sewing.

Level: Beginners

  

 


Tutor information

Diane Favell studied at Southgate and London college of Fashion and had several years within the theatre profession as a costume maker/Supervisor before joining R.A.D.A. in 1995, she became Head of Wardrobe in 2002. Seeing the Wardrobe department grow into a teaching department, Diane developed and teaches on a 2 year Specialist Costume course at RADA, as well teaching on the other many and diverse theatre and film based courses within the Academy.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A small sewing kit including, scissors, needles and pins
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Ruler.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
24/07/2017 - 28/07/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
07/08/2017 - 11/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket