9781785003394

Making Vintage 1920s Clothes For Women

Rowland Suzanne


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781785003394
Published: October 2017

Price: $65.00

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The "roaring twenties" were exciting years for women's fashion. The iconic image is of the young "flapper" dancing the night away in a sparkling dress with fringes and tassels moving to the beat of the Jazz age. But, for all women in the post-war years of the 1920s, there was a new freedom in fashion as hemlines lifted and waistlines dropped. The simplified silhouette caused a boom in home dressmaking as women with basic sewing skills used tissue paper patterns to run up a new frock in the latest style. This practical book explains the background to these years and the trends in women's fashion, before introducing a range of garments that women would typically have worn. Suzanne Rowland gives a unique and detailed account of how to make vintage 1920s clothes for women based on the dress collections at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Fifteen detailed projects for garments and accessories include a pair of fashionably daring beach pajamas, the wedding dress of a bride from East Sussex, and a simple striped frock suitable for wearing at a British seaside resort. Each project includes a detailed description of the original garment with an accompanying illustration alongside photographs of the original pieces. Scaled patterns are included with a list of materials and equipment required. Step-by-step instructions and close-up photographs are given for each stage of the making process with information about the original techniques used.

Details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781785003394
  • Published: October 2017
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Width: 8.25 mm
  • Height: .3 mm
  • Depth: 11.75 mm
  • Publisher: not specified

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