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How do you design a Renaissance Fair costume? Restore a Victorian wedding dress? Bid on antique buttons at Internet auctions? The new edition of After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles, answers all these questions and more. This practical, information-packed guide tells how to make authentic historic reproductions and how to mend and alter vintage clothes. It includes many techniques developed by the author, Frances Grimble. Detailed drawings by Deborah Kuhn enhance the style ...

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How do you design a Renaissance Fair costume? Restore a Victorian wedding dress? Bid on antique buttons at Internet auctions? The new edition of After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles, answers all these questions and more. This practical, information-packed guide tells how to make authentic historic reproductions and how to mend and alter vintage clothes. It includes many techniques developed by the author, Frances Grimble. Detailed drawings by Deborah Kuhn enhance the style descriptions and step-by-step instructions.

After a Fashion covers medieval through Art Deco styles, for men and women. It guides readers through each stage of a reproduction project-planning, designing, choosing materials, and constructing. It advises them on all aspects of collecting vintage clothes-buying, restoring, altering, and wearing. The pattern-making and sewing instructions are useful to sewers at any experience level. Directions have been added for using the Internet to buy and sell, research styles, and contact costumers and collectors. An updated, expanded appendix lists over 600 sources (on-line and otherwise) for supplies, vintage clothes, and information.

Here's what readers say about the first edition: "One of the most wonderful sewing/historical costuming books I've ever read." "Whenever I'm trying to figure out how to restore a vintage piece, this is the book I turn to." "A wonderful work that has something for everyone-beginner to advanced." "Hard-to-find information is unified and clearly presented. I know I'll use it as a reference for a long time and recommend it often." "Like five books for the price of one." "Engaging, informative, well written-a wonderful resource!"

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  • ISBN-13: 9780963651730
  • Publisher: Lavolta Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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