The Vintage Pattern Selector with CD-ROM

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Style-conscious women who sew their own dresses, as well as design students, fashion designers, and enthusiasts for vintage clothing styles will welcome this practical new book. It presents advice and instruction on sewing techniques, plus information and ideas on mixing and matching clothing items from different decades of the twentieth century as a way to make a personal fashion statement. Here are--
  • Style options that draw on decades of ...
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Overview


Style-conscious women who sew their own dresses, as well as design students, fashion designers, and enthusiasts for vintage clothing styles will welcome this practical new book. It presents advice and instruction on sewing techniques, plus information and ideas on mixing and matching clothing items from different decades of the twentieth century as a way to make a personal fashion statement. Here are--
  • Style options that draw on decades of experimentation with hemlines, color styles and silhouettes
  • Information on suitable fabrics, colors, and prints for each style
  • Topics categorized by clothing items, making it easy for readers to match styles from different eras to create a personalized wardrobe
  • An enclosed CD-ROM with more than 15 patterns given in four sizes, and representing different vintage styles

Patterns representing fashions from the 1930s, '40s, 50s, and 60s include blouses, skirts, tunic tops, coats, hats, and much more. The book features more than 300 illustrations in color and black and white that capture the looks and the atmosphere of those past decades.

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Editorial Reviews

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UK-based Barnfield presents contemporary interpretations of vintage silhouettes in her first book. Organized by garment type (dresses, blouses, skirts, pants and shorts, suits and coats, lingerie, and headwear and gloves), each chapter includes an overview of popular styles from the 1920s through the 1980s, as well as pattern blocks for basic silhouettes. The focus is less on reproducing vintage styles than on incorporating elements of vintage clothing into contemporary designs, and the "then and now" photos provide inspiration for readers. VERDICT Sewists interested in facts, information, and basic pattern blocks will find useful information here, but sewists seeking detailed information on sewing vintage-style clothing may prefer Gretchen Hirsch's Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438001029
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 779,279
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Jo Barnfield teaches garment construction, drafting, and modeling in the undergraduate Fashion Design program at Bath Spa University in England. She is also a pattern cutter, constructionist, and technical designer accomplished in beadwork, embroidery, crochet, hand and machine knit.
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