BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern is published by ‘Potter Craft’ GMC Distribution
Pub: Potter Craft
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 stylish 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 sewers will use this indispensable resource as a springboard to an amazing range of sewing possibilities
If you love sewing then this book is just a must have..
With 19 projects and 5 patterns these iconic styles from eras 1920 to the 1980’s, each adaptable pattern gives a good range of fashion both chic and stylish.
There are 4 skill levels, beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced, so everyone who loves sewing can give this a try and even upgrade their sewing ability.
Blouses, dresses, trousers and even some menswear are included. It is an inspiring book and the author has given helpful hints and tips as well as a clear and concise method guide.
The pattern pages are full sized but doubled paged so you will need to copy your size onto your own pattern paper. You will also need dressmaking rulers, i:e French curve, etc for the pattern adaptions.
There is a wonderful history of each era and the main fashion point of that time, and with the vintage feel of each garment, the only problem is which one to make first.
The main concern with this book is copying the patterns.
The pattern pages are double sided so you will need pattern paper.
You will also need Dressmaking rulers, A French curve and others will be useful to get your ‘lines’ correct for your shape.
Some of the patterns need to be adapted. I am making the Amelia top which uses pattern pieces from the Elizabeth Gathered Waist Dress
If you are not accustomed to adapting patterns, be prepared to copy your pattern more than once.
I found using pencil rather than an ink pen more useful, as any measurement error can be erased.
Once you are happy with your pattern, cut out your fabric and sew.
Happy sewing x
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