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Fine Embellishment Techniques: Classic Details for Today's Clothing

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Celebrating all that is elegant and classic about vintage clothing, this book shows how to embellish new garments to make them look as though they were crafted in a more glamorous era. Readers will learn they don't have to be experts to add embellishment techniques from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s to their wardrobes. They'll discover the possibilities of adding threadwork, beading, trims, piping, and more to garments. These projects are elegant and sophisticated and especially ...

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Overview

Celebrating all that is elegant and classic about vintage clothing, this book shows how to embellish new garments to make them look as though they were crafted in a more glamorous era. Readers will learn they don't have to be experts to add embellishment techniques from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s to their wardrobes. They'll discover the possibilities of adding threadwork, beading, trims, piping, and more to garments. These projects are elegant and sophisticated and especially appealing to those who like glamour but not glitz.
— Features five categories of embellishment techniques.
— Includes detailed instructions and 70 color photographs.
— Offers design inspiration of all kinds — from casual to evening wear.

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Like knitters, today's sewers welcome ideas for embellishments to push their sewn garments beyond the boundaries of the ready-to-wear. The topic has yet to be covered fully in sewing books--until now. Conlon, a frequent contributor to Threads magazine, divides embellishment techniques into five major types: beading, threadwork, trims, applique, and bindings/pipings. Separate chapters devoted to each of these techniques include information on choosing appropriate tools and materials, step-by-step directions, and ideas for using the embellishment in a garment. Instructions are crystal clear, and the whole is beautifully organized and illustrated. Highly recommended for sewing collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Hassanali Mehran
You don't have to be an expert to add embellishments from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s to your wardrobe. Discover the glamourous possibilities of adding threadwork, beading, trims, piping, and more to garments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561582310
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.33 (w) x 11.19 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Conlon teaches sewing and embellishment techniques at 27th St. Fabrics in Eugene, OR. SHe is also a frequent contributor to Threads magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2008

    Great Tool for Sewing

    Beautiful and very informative book on Beading, Threadwork. Trims, Applique, Bindings and Pipings. Nice "how too" pictures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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