Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. Additionally, there are a variety of ideas for making the clothes your own, including how to alter the fit to suit your shape or style, or personalize your pieces with pockets, pleats, and drawstrings. - Each piece has been designed with flowing, elegant lines that skim the body, to create a bold, dramatic and very flattering silhouette. - These beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear - just print out the pattern in your size from the CD, and follow the straightforward step-by-step instructions in the book. - Illustrated guides explain all the sewing skills you need to construct each garment and give it the perfect finishing touch.
Bold & Beautiful is a bespoke collection of clothing separates designed for mixing and matching. Each piece incorporates flowing, elegant lines that skim the body to create a bold, dramatic and flattering silhouette. The designs of Habibe Acikgoz suit all ages, taking as they do elements of traditional dress from the Ottoman empire and using them to embellish garments which appeal to women around the world. This book shows how these beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear – patterns can be printed out in the relevant size from the CD, and the straightforward step-by-step instructions can be followed in the book. Chapter one offers inspirational ideas on how to combine the clothes you have made to create stunning outfits. Chapter two describes how to make the garments, with easy-to-follow instructions. Chapter three offers a step-by-step guide to the techniques you will need. The final chapter contains scaled down versions of all the pattern pieces for each garment.
From the elegant bias-cut gown to the light and liberating day dress, this book looks at and celebrates the historic silhouettes, fabric cuts and contextual history of 1930s clothing. Equipped with instructions, patterns and enchanting photos, it explores the history of 1930s fashion, and explains how to make a range of versatile thirties inspired garments. It takes ten examples of 1930s garments, ranging from a lingerie set to a heavy coat, to create a capsule collection. The patterns are taken from original 1930s garments, with each piece being carefully measured and the patterns scaled down accordingly. Step-by-step instructions for making each garment are complemented by close up photographs of historic details and decoration. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire designers, dressmakers and lovers of vintage fashion who want to express themselves through timeless and elegant style. Explores the history and context of 1930s clothing styles, cuts and designers, to give a full understanding of how fabric was manipulated to create figure-hugging silhouettes. Superbly illustrated with 443 colour images and 29 patterns taken from original 1930s garments.
National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing period homes of every era. A garden feature, essays, archival material, events and exhibitions, and book reviews round out the editorial. Many readers claim the beautiful advertising—all of it design-related, no “lifestyle” ads—is as important to them as the articles.
This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions to the fashion world as designers, models, milliners, and style makers. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index.