Gertie Sews Vintage Casual

A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617690747

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 3836

The sewing expert behind and PBS' It's Sew Easy celebrates post-war fashions by offering patterns and techniques for creating more than 30 pieces of casual-vintage clothing inspired by icons Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and Rosie the Riveter.

Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing:

A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584799917

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 9224

Presents lessons on sewing and customization techniques that can be used to create and enhance a vintage wardrobe, covering such topics as sizing, prepping, tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting.

Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617690754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 236

View: 6660

Every vintage-obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses. The follow-up to the popular Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks. The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes instructions and patterns for 23 dresses for a variety of occasions. Elements of each pattern can be mixed and matched, allowing readers to customize the bodice, skirt, sleeves, pockets, and details of each dress for a truly unique creation.

Sew Retro

Author: Judi Ketteler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610605039


Page: N.A

View: 5806

Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses

A Modern Guide to Stitch-and-Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in a Day

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353226

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6390

In the ’50s and ’60s, Simplicity released their popular line of Jiffy sewing patterns, which had minimal pattern pieces and simple constructions, yet were chic enough for fashion-conscious customers. This approach appeals now more than ever as stylish women are continuously looking for ways to fit their love of sewing into busy lives filled with family, work, school, and countless other obligations.Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses is Gretchen Hirsch’s modern reinvention of this simple idea, focusing on easily mastered sewing skills, minimal pattern pieces, and fabulous designs. And the best part? Readers will end up with a sparkling wardrobe of easy-to-wear, fun-to-style dresses that will fill busy modern lives with retro charm.

Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook

Indispensable Figure Templates for Body-Positive Design

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617691737

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7196

For Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook, Gretchen Hirsch teamed up with illustrator Sun Young Park to reinvent traditional figure templates--known as croquis--for the 21st century. Instead of the unnaturally skinny, tall, and frequently off-balance croquis the fashion industry has been sketching on for decades, this game-changing alternative presents hundreds of realistically sized and proportioned female forms in balanced, lifelike poses. In addition, Park has rendered the croquis with multiple tracing lines, allowing the sketcher to follow the lines that most accurately reflect the body shape desired. Also included are an overview of the design and sketching process and a visual history of garment component styles, all to make it easier to create fashion sketches for women of all shapes and sizes. A body-positive sketchpad to help you achieve your fashion design dreams. Loaded with more than 300 figure templates that are proportionally true to the female form and adaptable to different body types, plus helpful sketching tips and resources. A breakthrough for aspiring and experienced designers tired of the industry standard of sketching clothing on female figures that are unnaturally skinny and tall (and sometimes even off-balance). Printed in a special ink that fades away when you photocopy it.

Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

Author: Sarah Magill

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003119

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6218

The 1940s were an iconic period of women's dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period's sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction and over 300 photographs, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women's dress. Contents include: historical context and details of government regulations of the time; instructions and patterns for recreating a range of women's clothes, including blouses, skirts, slacks, shirt frocks, evening dress and tea dresses; key techniques such as transfering pattern markings, making darts, fastenings and finishing touches; examples of how to complete the look with hairstyles, make-up, shoes and accessories. This new book will help you recreate the clothes and the vintage style of the 1940s 'make do' years, and will be of particular interest to costume designers, fashion designers and students, dress historians, historic revival and reenactment participants and home dressmakers with a general interest in vintage dress. Superbly illustrated with 331 photographs and patterns.

BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

Mastering Iconic Looks from the 1920s to 1980s

Author: Nora Abousteit,Jamie Lau

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0770434398

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

View: 1039

Vintage Looks Meet Modern Fashion Dior’s New Look silhouette. Jackie Kennedy’s sheath dress. Madonna’s bustier. Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle’s new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into nineteen unique projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments. These influential looks—from the Roaring Twenties to the Awesome Eighties—are all modernized and reinterpreted for today’s sewing enthusiasts. BurdaStyle, the world’s largest online community of people who sew, is synonymous with stylish sewing and high-quality patterns. In this follow-up to The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, they provide step-by-step instructions and techniques for customizing the enclosed master patterns into new design variations, all perfectly fitted for you. You’ll also get a taste of fashion history—the essential designers, signature trends, and style icons from each era—to help you channel your inner Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, or Yves Saint Laurent. BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern combines the best of fashion from the past with an updated approach to sewing. Whether you prefer a slim-fit pant, the perfect men’s button-down, or a versatile shift dress, this book offers a classic collection that will last you a lifetime.

Serger Secrets

High-Fashion Techniques for Creating Great-Looking Clothes

Author: Pam Hastings,Agnes Mercik,Linda Lee Vivian,Barbara Weiland

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579544645

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 6104

For those who have mastered the basics and want a challenge, Serger Secrets provides instructions for adding more than 50 techniques to the sewers arsenal. Complete with troubleshooting tips and dozens of inspiring photographs of completed garments, Serger Secrets is guaranteed to bring out the creativity in any designer.

The Vintage Pattern Selector

The Sewer's Guide to Choosing and Using Retro Styles

Author: Jo Barnfield

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9781438001029

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7628

Provides practical advice and patterns for creating vintage-inspired, mix and match outfits.

Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress

Patterns for 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons

Author: Dolin Bliss O'Shea

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130442

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 9908

Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. . . . Each of these women had an influential take on the most classic wardrobe staple of all: the Little Black Dress. In this chic sewing book, patternmaker Dolin Bliss O'Shea pulls inspiration from famous LBDs throughout history—including Mary Quant's mod mini, a classic wrap dress worn by Liza Minelli, Princess Diana's smart A-line, and more—and offers patterns for reinterpreted versions that are perfectly stylish. Including 10 full dress patterns with sewing variations to make 20 garments in all, a primer on sewing techniques, vintage photographs of style icons, and full-color shots of the finished pieces, this book has everything fashionistas need to bring timeless style right into their closets.

The Colette Sewing Handbook

Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress

Author: Sarai Mitnick

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440215452

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7313

A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them. Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick's Colette Patterns line has gained a great deal of respect for comprehensive, clear instruction. Comprehensive resource: The chapters cover sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, finishing techniques--in essence, each chapter focuses on what the entirety of another book might cover. Gorgeous package: Pitch-perfect combination of illustration, step-by-step photography and beautiful project shots, all with a clean, lovely design. *Disclaimer: eBook does not include Tissue Enclosures as enclosed with print book.

Boundless Style

A Mix-And-Match Sewing Pattern Workbook

Author: Kristiann Boos

Publisher: Fons & Porter Books

ISBN: 9781440242106

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 8391

CD-ROM includes PDFs of printable patterns for sizes 2-16.

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time

The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide : Interchangeable Patterns to Create 200+ Unique Dresses

Author: Tanya Whelan

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0770434940

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 8887

Tanya Whelan believes that dressmaking is easier than most people realize but that most sewing books are more complicated than they need to be. With her "choose-your-own-adventure" approach to sewing, Tanya offers an invaluable collection of patterns that empowers sewers to become designers. The trick is a set of patterns for 6 skirts and 8 bodices that line up perfectly at the waist, plus an additional 4 sleeve styles and 4 necklines. Tanya Whelan gives readers clear instructions and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams that allow them to use the enclosed pattern pieces to create up to 219 fitted dresses, including simple strapless designs, sheaths, and halter gowns. The book covers basic dress construction and altering techniques for women of all shapes and sizes.

Love at First Stitch

Demystifying Dressmaking

Author: Tilly Walnes

Publisher: Roost Books

ISBN: 9781611802344

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 191

View: 5385

'Love at First Stitch' gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout

Sew Serendipity

Fresh and Pretty Designs to Make and Wear

Author: Kay Whitt

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781440203572

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 2408

Whitt gently introduces novices to clothes-making, with a fresh approach and project designs. She reveals that it's not a trade secret to alter a pattern to fit one's figure and style--anyone can do it.

Sew Over it

Sew It, Wear It, Love it

Author: Lisa Comfort

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 009194709X

Category: Machine sewing

Page: 159

View: 2908

Craft's hottest trend: inspirational sewing projects for customizing and making your own clothes, from the owner of London's first sewing café Nobody wants to look like everyone else, and Lisa shows crafters just how easy it is to stand out from the crowd. In tough economic times everyone wants fun ways to make their pennies stretch, and so it's no wonder DIY is in vogue. Here an expert crafter shares the secrets of her sewing passion, offering simple projects to make in a weekend, instructions for unique accessories, methods to customize or update vintage clothing, and easy instructions for one-off pieces. She guides readers through all the basics of sewing by hand and machine, as well as providing them with the skills necessary to follow her simple but stylish projects. Beautifully illustrated with step-by-step photography for more than 25 fun and easy-to-follow sewing projects, this book is guaranteed to get both fashionistas and the crafting community talking.

Horrockses Fashions

Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s

Author: Christine Boydell

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851776016

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 5339

Horrockses Fashion was one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the 1940s and '50s. This book tells the story of the iconic label, illustrating its role in the history of the British high street, while exploring the connections between couture and ready-to-wear fashions in the post-war decades.

Bored to Death

A Noir-otic Story

Author: Jonathan Ames

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439184038

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

View: 4282

The basis for the HBO® Original Series starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), and Ted Danson, Bored to Death is a Raymond Chandleresque tale of a struggling Brooklyn writer—curiously named Jonathan Ames—who, in a moment of odd whimsy and boredom, becomes a private detective after spontaneously posting an ad on craigslist. As a rank amateur who just thinks he can help, this Ames alter ego quickly becomes embroiled in the search for a missing NYU coed. He moves from one scrape to the next, all while trying to escape a life of periodic alcoholism, dead-end relationships, writer’s block, and hours of Internet backgammon. Bored to Death was originally published in McSweeney’s Issue 24 and is the centerpiece of Ames’s collection of essays and fiction, The Double Life Is Twice as Good. Bored to Death Artwork © 2009 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

Mend & Make Fabulous

Sewing Solutions & Fashionable Fixes

Author: Denise Wild

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781620335345

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 2498

Offers practical advice and techniques for mending different types of clothing and accessories, as well as fashion-conscious creative tips for adding decoration and personal touches to mended items.