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- Interweave Press, LLC 2009; US$ 17.95
Inspired by the seasonal festivals and traditions of Japan, this blend of traditional Scandinavian knitting with distinctive Japanese influences explores the beautiful design elements steeped in folk customs. Created especially for women, these patterns are true to the Japanese ideals of high-quality design and materials. Twelve sweaters, oriented... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00
Winifred Aldrich is a world authority on pattern cutting and author of six fashion titles. Winifred was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University and a practicing designer. She continues her research into pattern design practices. more...
- 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...
- Crowood 2013; US$ 21.86
Traditional tailoring is a fascinating craft, which has not changed for many centuries, however, the techniques are now known only by a few practising in the best couture ateliers and bespoke tailor's workrooms. Nothing feels quite so luxurious or sophisticated as bespoke clothes, but the tailoring skills they require are often seen to be shrouded... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
A stunning anthology of the work of visionary stylist Lori Goldstein, whose interpretations of fashion and beauty have produced some of the most groundbreaking and iconic images in fashion and popular culture. Lori Goldstein: Style Is Instinct publishes for the first time in book form the work of one of the world's most highly regarded stylists.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...