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- Interweave Press, LLC 2009; US$ 17.95
Unconventional, rule-breaking socks are part and parcel in this unique guide to sock knitting that includes 15 new sock patterns. The skills of the average sock knitter are increased through design exploration and advanced stitch manipulation, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. New designs... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Designers are great white sharks, and we roam the waters ourselves. We often pretend to like and admire each other, but sometimes we don't even bother to fake it. The fashion industry is as hardworking, incestuous, and political as any other, and it's virtually impossible, given the size of designers' egos, to sincerely wish someone else well, because... more...
- Kalmbach Books 2016; US$ 21.99
Play With Chain Mail focuses on using color, proportion, and scale to create multiple contemporary updates to popular weaves. This book is based on four chain mail weaves, Box(including Byzantine), Rosette, 4-in-1, and Helm, each weave is used to make five different jewelry projects. In addition to bracelets and necklaces (each with a twist on the... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 29.99
If you?ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think,... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 29.99
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... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 27.18
Riffling through the wardrobes of years gone by, costume historian Lucy Adlington reveals the rich stories underlying the clothes we wear in this stylish tour of the most important developments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day. Starting with underwear ? did you know Elizabeth I owned just one pair of drawers, worn... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
<div>We often talk of 'stepping into someone else's shoes'. Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris, or heavy wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Will your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 8.99
The time when "fashion" was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only by elite has ended. Now designers take their cues from mainstream consumers and creativity is channeled more into mass-marketing clothes than into designing them. Indeed, one need look no further than the Gap to see proof of this. In The End of Fashion,... more...
- Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95
It was in 1946 that the world first came to hear of a coral atoll in the Marshall Islands called Bikini. The following year, French couturier Louis Réard borrowed the name and applied it to a bathing costume for women. Breaking from decades of conformity, Réard dared to ?undress? women?s bodies in order to better emphasize what remained clothed - albeit... more...
- Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95
En 1946, le monde découvrait un atoll des îles Marshall : Bikini. En 1947, le couturier français Louis Réard s'emparait de ce nom pour en faire un vêtement de bain pour les femmes. Rompant avec des décennies de conformisme, M. Réard choisissait de dénuder leur corps pour mieux l'habiller, de quelques morceaux d'étoffe.En adoptant le bikini sur les... more...