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Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from 1920-1980

Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from 1920-1980

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By (author) Nora Abousteit

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  • Publisher: Potter Craft
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 236mm x 30mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 11 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307586758
  • ISBN 13: 9780307586759
  • Edition statement: Firsttion.
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations, includes patterns
  • Sales rank: 39,233

Product description

This title includes five basic patterns for a top, skirt, shirt, dress, trousers and trench coat. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to apply versatile techniques from the 1920s through to the 1980s. The editors of "BurdaStyle" introduce key fashion looks of the past and deconstructs them so sewers can learn to use these iconic elements to make their own sylish clothes. Using five basic patterns for a dress, blouse, trousers, trench and skirt, the book gives step-by-step instruction on how to apply versatile techniques from the 1920s through to the 1980s to create an inspiring collection of fresh, new looks. Fashion designers have always looked back to move forward and budding designers and fashion savvy sweres will use this indispensible resource as a springboard to an amazing range of sewing possibilities.

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Author information

Nora Abousteit is the cofounder of BurdaStyle.com. She made her first money sewing and selling scrunchies when she was thirteen. Before starting BurdaStyle, Nora worked at Hubert Burda Media and was part of the founding team of the DLD conferences.

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"A growing number of nostalgic hobbyists lately seek to revive the magic and glamour of other eras, stitching together their frocks to create looks not found on the rack. Guiding this trend are Nora Abousteit, a founder of BurdaStyle.com, and Jamie Lau...Following their lead, anyone with a Singer and nimble fingers can whip up a homage to Garbo, like a delicate 1930s-style day dress." --"The New York Times" "As I flipped through the pages, I found item after item just begging to be added to my wardrobe...this book is definitely going to keep me sewing--and stylish--for a long time to come!" --Haley Pierson-Cox, "Craftzine" "This book makes you feel like the possibilities for a single pattern are endless." --"Sew Well"