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  • Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorianby Sharon Sobel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.00

    One way of creating a theatrical costume is called flat patterning. This is when a costume designer uses a pattern made to the wearer's measurements to cut out and sew together a costume. In many cases flat patterning is the more appropriate method for creating a period costume - skirts, pants, and sleeves, for example. However, working in two-dimensions... more...

  • The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Bookby Joan Wiener Bordow; Sharon Rosenberg

    Skyhorse Publishing 2008; US$ 14.95

    Here is the straight-up dope on how to make your own clothing. With or without patterns, machines, or fancy materials?anyone can do it! Got some old clothes that you love and that fit well? Use them as patterns for new ones. Want something new and spectacular, something that fits right along where your head is moving? Cut up, remodel, add on, and... more...

  • Jiggleby Wendy Burns-Ardolino

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 38.99

    Jiggle spans the fields of women's studies, cultural studies, and media studies as it examines the significance of women's embodied experiece with the most intimate strictures of femininity: foundation garments. Feminist theory of the body, the cultural production and consumption of fashion and beauty cultures, femininity and female subjectivity are... more...

  • Best of Stitchby Tricia Waddell

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 26.95

    Express your unique style with 20 fun and fabulous bags to stitch! Welcome to a selection of the best bags from the popular Stitch magazine, plus 5 brand-new projects, curated by its editors. The book features designs from Malka Dubrawsky, Ayumi Takahashi, Kevin Kosbab, Carol Zentgraf, and many more. Techniques include patchwork, applique, pleating,... more...

  • The Bag Making Bibleby Lisa Lam

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 24.99

    The ultimate practical guide to sewing fabulous bags from expert Lisa Lam! Detailed photographs illustrate every technique in this unique book, from choosing fabric to inserting fastenings Expert tips, trade secrets and inspirational advice result in professional and beautiful results A capsule wardrobe of eight exclusive designs features... more...

  • Advances in Knitting Technologyby K F Au

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 240.00

    Knitted textiles and apparel represent approximately one third of the global textile market. This book provides an updated reference to Knitting technology, with specific focus on the developments in knitted fabric production and textile applications. The first set of chapters begin with a brief review of the fundamental principles of knitting, including... more...

  • The Cut of Men's Clothesby Norah Waugh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    This book traces the evolution of the style of men's dress through a sequence of diagrams accurately scaled down from patterns of actual garments, many of them rare museum specimens. The plates have been selected with the same purpose. Some are photographs of suits for which diagrams have also been given; others, reproduced from paintings and old prints,... more...

  • Crafting by Conceptsby sarah-marie belcastro; Carolyn Yackel

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    From the editors of the popular Making Mathematics with Needlework , this book presents projects that highlight the relationship between types of needlework and mathematics. Chapters start with accessible overviews presenting the interplay between mathematical concepts and craft expressions. Following sections explain the mathematics in more detail,... more...

  • Knitting Technologyby D J Spencer

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 97.95

    The third edition of Knitting Technology, widely recognised as the definitive text on the subject, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include all the latest developments. Beginning with the fundamental principles and moving on to more advanced aspects, it combines in a single comprehensive volume the basics of warp and weft knitting, fabric... more...

  • Snug as a Bugby Melanie McNeice

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 12.99

    Discover a colorful world of adorable bugs and pretty flowers with this fun collection of sewn gifts! Whether it's a pretty butterfly mobile for a new arrival, a cute snail toy for a little boy or a handy ladybug bag for a girl, there's something to delight kids of all ages. There's even a fantastic applique quilt that is sure to become a treasured... more...