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Shover, Edna Mann / Art in costume design: practical suggestions for those interested in art, sewing, history and literature
(1920)

Chapter I: Modern costumes,   pp. [9]-16 PDF (2.3 MB)


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-e of the characters he sees or the descriptions that he 
nay be interesting to make a collection of prints showing 
and designs characteristic of the various periods, together 
rations describing such styles. 
hose interested in sewing, the information in these chapters 
f constant use as reference and suggestive study. Simple 
al patterns may be used for the foundation for original 
ýgns when the student is not able to draft her own patterns. 
ledge of plain sewing should be gained, however, before one 
to execute original designs. The designing of modern cos- 
wing the color schemes, designs and proportions of a particu- 
is an excellent exercise to impress the principles of art upon 
of the student. For example, a blouse may be of an orig- 
n, but show a Greek color scheme; the design may be 
jut have curved lines of the Byzantine style, ornaments 
Line character with detail of beads or metallic effect, and 
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