Monday, June 8, 2009

The Costumer Manifesto: Ethnic Dress Links

The Costumer Manifesto is the destination for anyone interested in ethnic costume. This page contains a gazillion links to sources from all over the world.

General Traditional Dress Links




Central America

Eastern Europe

Middle East

North America

Oceania (Cultures of the Pacific Islands)

Polar Regions

South America

Western Europe

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Past Patterns

#503: Flapper Slip-On Evening Dress $16.00 (US dollars)

A typical dropped waist of the Roaring Twenties is created by a yoke over the hips. The tiers of circular flounces form a lovely vision while dancing. The scarf and the tie sash patterns are included. This pattern is quick and easy to make.

This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 20. All the sizes are in one package. Look at our National Standard size chart for your size. Sizes 8-12 require 5 3/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 14-20 require 5 5/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

Saundra Ros Altman's: Past Patterns

The Historical Pattern Company
Dedicated to Accuracy Since 1979

Accurate Federal, Jacksonian, Civil War, Gilded Age, Edwardian and WWI up to WWII Clothing Patterns for Men, Women and Children

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Moccasins and Leather Craft Patterns

Shared by Mèssochwen Tëme

The same pattern is used for both feet so you only have to make one pattern. Once you make the pattern you're all set, and you can save it for making more moccasins in the future.

Bear Creek Leather

Leathercrafting Patterns
Leathercrafting Patterns Any leathercraft pattern you could ever want. From moccasin patterns to holster, quiver, and archery leather work patterns. If you don't find what you're looking for here try our bookshelf section, where we have books full of different patterns for you to try your leather working skills on.

Curriculum Areas: Moccasin Making

Recommended Levels: 7th -12th graders

Time Frame: 55 minutes 2 times a week

Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

Geographic Location: Rock Point Arizona


Bennie Begay

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Fashion-Era, A Costume Resource

Fashion-era contains 715 content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History. Sitemap

"At we analyse two centuries of women's costume history and fashion history silhouettes in detail. Regency, Romantic, Victorian, Edwardian, Flapper, 1940's Utility Rationing, Dior's New Look, 1960's Mini dress, 1970's Disco, 1980's New Romantics, Power Dressing, Haute Couture, Royal Robes, Fashion Semiotics, and Body Adornment, each retro fashion era, and future fashion trends are all defined.

We've also outlined the history of Jewelery, Perfumes, Cosmetics, Corsetry and Underwear manipulation of the body silhouette. Fashion history is a rich area to explore. The effects of past and present technology, changes in work, leisure, media and homelife that affect lifestyle trends, attitudes, fashion trends and shopping trendsetters are all covered in the various eras.

Newer sections such as hats, hair, cloaks and capes, ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman fashion history continue to explore and make this a great web fashion history and costume history resource. Some sections also include consumer tests for example on clip in hair extensions plus tips on how to buy and sell vintage, pattern drafting and Christmas themes. There is also a Fashion Forum over 4 years old called Fashion-era Forum. There you can discuss anything from current fashion trends, old photographs, vintage to costume history or from Greeks to the 21st century."

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Egyptyian Dress Costume Collars

Ancient Costume - Egyptian Dress Costume Plates

Part 5 - Ornamental Patterns and Egyptian Collars


Styles of Egyptian robe with free pattern guides were discussed on the detailed pages of Egyptian Costumes. However, decorative elements were mostly confined to the removable collars on garments and other removable accessories such as headwear, girdles (striking wrap sash belts) and deep arm cuffs. But if you need a wearable costume you have to have basic body covering too, so check out my other Egyptian pages.

To complete your Egyptian costume add a collar, typical jewellery and eye make up. To be fair there are plenty of King Tut collars available at fancy dress party costume outlets online. But part of the fun of going to an Egyptian fancy dress event is making your own Egyptian inspired costume and most importantly achieving something that fits you proportion wise rather than being made as one size fits all."


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