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Broughton Gifford trio go back to the 16th Century
Friends from Broughton Gifford have joined forces to create 16th century costumes for the Layers of Fashion day in Bath on Saturday.
Carolyn and Tony Cooper, of The Common, will be two of five models in clothes reflecting the periods 1562- 1931, while a narrator dresses them from the undergarments up, explaining how each garment was made.
Helen Montague-Smith, also of The Common, made the couple’s garments and said: “It was really tricky to make, especially the heavy cotton moleskin pantaloons. The outfits are very elegant and are easier to wear than the earlier corset designs.”
Mrs Cooper, who will stand with her husband for the 45-minute presentation at the Roper Theatre at Hayesfield Girls School, said: “We have learnt a lot through researching, especially the intricacies of making these designs.”
All three friends are members of the West of England Costume Society, which is putting on the show to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
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