Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Stitch in Time- Historical Costumes

A Stitch in Time is a documentary that was done by the BBC. It combines biography, art and fashion. The host Amber Butchart is a fashion historian who gives background information about the paintings or historical figure she chooses for Ninya Mikhail ( historical tailor) and her team to recreate. The garment created are not an exact reproduction. Many of the original details are not recreated. I suspect that it was due to time constraints, the high cost to recreate an exact replica or not having a good visual representation of the garment. The garments were sewn by hand, just as they were during that period.  I've enjoyed the season one and hope BBC has plans for another season.

Here are the links for the series:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bae5xuDKNQs&index=4&list=RDGSDDJrlJukM
2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l2qzs


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