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the vintage pattern selector by JO BARNFIELD

The Vintage Pattern Selector is both a practical and an inspirational sewing book that arms the reader with all the techniques and information they need in order to mix and match a variety

of iconic clothing styles from the 20th century. Accompanied by a CD with 15 printable patterns for a range of dress sizes, this book is a comprehensive guide to creating contemporary outfits from vintage styles. For home sewers and fashion enthusiasts, vintage clothing isn’t merely a device to replicate specific looks from a specific era, but instead, an opportunity for limitless style options that draw on decades of experimentation with hemlines, colors, styles, and silhouettes. The Vintage Pattern Selector is the ultimate handbook for readers seeking advice on how to choose the right fabric, color palettes, styles, and patterns in order to create contemporary pieces that reference these timeless styles and designs. Combining vintage inspiration with modern style, patterns, and practical advice, this book is the long-awaited category killer on a thoroughly exciting subject.

  • Includes a CD of 15 patterns in a range of dress sizes, from small to extra large
  • Arms the reader with techniques and advice for mixing and matching vintage style from the 20th century to create thoroughly modern looks
  • Includes advice on choosing fabrics and color palettes

About the Author

Jo Barnfield is a lecturer in Pattern Cutting, teaching garment construction, drafting, and modeling. She is a pattern cutter, constructionist, and technical designer accomplished in beadwork, embroidery, crochet, hand and machine knitting.

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