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I am a costume constructor with a keen interest in men’s tailoring and historical dress, pursuing a career as a theatrical tailor and maker for film and television. Below you will find some examples of the work I have produced whilst at Central.
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Inspired by the 1575 portraiture of Robert Dudley I created a peascod bellied doublet and matching trunk hose for my model Sebastian. I pinked and slashed the doublet in a repeated pattern before padding to create the desired silhouette. I decorated the doublet with gold trim which I have hand sewn to the sleeve seams, wings, tabs, collar and cuffs. The pewter cast buttons have been hand painted to match the gold trim and piped centre front.
The trunk hose is padded to create its shape and the 22 panes have been hand sewn and decorated with gold trim. A stuffed codpiece finishes off the look.
18TH CENTURY MENSWEAR
Inspired by the costume worn for the character of Dr Willis in the theatrical production of The Madness of King George, I created a made to measure 18th century frock coat, waistcoat, stock and front fall breeches.
The frock coat is canvassed by hand and has shaped sleeves, decorative cuffs, working pockets and back pleats. The waistcoat also has working pockets and a shaped side split. The breeches have a full front falls opening and gathered back.
THE NORFOLK OUTFIT
I created a made to measure Norfolk jacket and matching knicker breeches for my model George in an early 20th century style.
I have pad stitched the lapel and collar and canvassed the jacket by hand. There are two pleats on the front of the jacket and one on the back. The jacket has a matching belt, two bellows pockets on the front and an inside jet pocket. The knicker breeches have a button fly, pointed back and working side pockets.
Below is a collective video highlighting some of the work that has gone into making the costumes for this exhibition.