This volume contains a step-by-step guide to sewing a variety of women's accessories. With simple diagrams and complete patterns, it walks the reader through every step of producing bags, collars, aprons, oven mitts, and much more. Highly recommended for those with an in interest in needlework and vintage clothing. Contents include: “Summer Bag”, “Smart Pochette”, “The First Has Big Initials”, “The Second Is In Striped Material”, “Check Bag”, “Envelope Type In Striped Deck Chair Canvas”, “Smart”, “Choker Necklace”, “An After–Thought”, “Collar & Cuffs On The Right”, “Sophisticated Peter Pan Set”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on sewing and needlework.
Author: Sharon Snow,Yvonne ReedPublish On: 2013-03-18
Fashion Programs for Young Adults at the Library
Author: Sharon Snow,Yvonne Reed
Authors Sharon Snow and Yvonne Reed present fashion as a way to offer a fun and interesting program for teens in the library—and not just for girls. Today's fashion-savvy teenaged guys are just as likely to be eager participants.
Nothing epitomizes the look of the 1950s more for women than the hour-glass silhouette of the tightly fitted bodice and full skirt. This ubiquitous style - first introduced in 1947 with Dior's New Look - was so widely adopted by the mid-50s that it came to define the decade. This practical book introduces and explores the styles and construction techniques used in the 1950s. Step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate how to achieve a well-finished and authentic look using equipment easily obtainable at home. Chapters explain the processes from fabric selection, cutting out and preparation through to garment assembly using traditional techniques for creating the silhouette of the day. There are photographs and analysis of original pieces from private collections and museum archives and scaled patterns that have been standardized to a modern size 12 and can be graded up and down in size. With patterns and instructions for making your own bullet bra and girdle, each project includes a materials and equipment list and a section on specialist stockists and suppliers. Additional chapters include practical advice on measuring and fitting, and how to create the 1950s look. Aimed at students, teachers of costume, re-enactment societies and costume designers for TV, theatre and film and superbly illustrated with 300 colour photographs and 14 patterns.
The 'roaring twenties' were exciting years for women's fashion. The iconic image is of the young 'flapper' dancing the night away in a sparkling dress with fringes and tassels moving to the beat of the Jazz age. But, for all women in the post-war years of the 1920s, there was a new freedom in fashion as hemlines lifted and waistlines dropped. The simplified silhouette caused a boom in home dressmaking as women with basic sewing skills used tissue paper patterns to run up a new frock in the latest style. This practical book explains the background to these years and the trends in women's fashion, before introducing a range of garments that women would typically have worn. Suzanne Rowland gives a unique and detailed account of how to make vintage 1920s clothes for women based on the dress collections at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Fifteen detailed projects for garments and accessories include a pair of fashionably daring beach pyjamas, the wedding dress of a bride from East Sussex, and a simple striped frock suitable for wearing at a British seaside resort. Each project includes a detailed description of the original garment with an accompanying illustration alongside photographs of the original pieces. Scaled patterns are included with a list of materials and equipment required. Step-by-step instructions and close-up photographs are given for each stage of the making process with information about the original techniques used. Superbly illustrated with 314 close-up colour photographs.
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Capturing the unique flair and elegance of jewelry designs from the 1910s through the 1950s, a guide for beginning jewelers presents more than two dozen creative projects, ranging from an art nouveau flower choker or trellis cluster earrings to an Egyptian disc necklace, along with practical tips on jewelry-making techniques, materials, personalizing touches, and more. Original.
Time Out's resident team helps you get the best from the fascinating French capital in this annual guide. Along with detailed coverage of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and all the major attractions, Time Out Paris gives you the inside track on local culture, with illuminating features and independent reviews throwing the spotlight on everything from ancient street-corner cafés to vital new nightclubs. The 20th edition of Time Out Paris, written by a resident team of journalists, will help you get through the maze of tiny streets and the seemingly endless range of choices.
Join in the comeback of the vintage look by making your own hats, handbags, and more in classic styles. These 23 patterns include accessories for women, men, and children, all with a vintage-chic look.