Products in Sewing Patterns and Designs
|The "Keystone" Jacket and Dress Cutter: An 1895 Guide to Women's Tailoring |
by Chas Hecklinger, Kristina Seleshanko
Professional tailors of the time turned to this comprehensive resource to create office outfits, riding pants, blouses, and other garments. Filled with more than 80 patterns, it's an invaluable reference for costume designers and fashion historians. 92 black-and-white illustrations.
|59 Authentic Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns |
by Kristina Harris
Over 575 illustrations detail 59 different garments that first appeared in the 1880s in issues of the quarterly The Voice of Fashion. Most of the patterns are for women, but there is a selection for men, boys, and girls.
|60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns |
by Kristina Seleshanko
Assembled from issues of a popular 19th-century periodical, these patterns include dresses, pants, jackets, and other apparel for women and children, plus suggestions for employing modern tools and techniques.
|Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques |
by Kristina Harris
Vintage guide offered turn-of-the-century seamstresses clear instructions for altering patterns and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding gowns, coats, maternity wear, children's clothing, and other apparel.
|English Children's Costume 1775-1920 |
by Iris Brooke
Ruffled dresses, full skirts, pantaloons, and loose gowns of the "Empire" cut for girls; and for boys — long trousers buttoned to a shirt, sailor suits, and velvet knee-breeches. 32 black-and-white illustrations.
|Historic American Costumes and How to Make Them |
by Mary Evans
Easy-to-use illustrated handbook presents step-by-step instructions and patterns for clothes and accessories from colonial times through the Civil War. A bonus CD features every pattern in vector files.
|Historic Costumes and How to Make Them |
by Mary Fernald, Eileen Shenton
Practical, informative guidebook shows how to create everything from short tunics worn by Saxon men in the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late 1800s. 81 illustrations.
|Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them |
by Talbot Hughes, Kristina Seleshanko
This well-researched guide traces the evolution of English fashion for men and women through hundreds of illustrations. More than a history of style, it's a dressmaker's delight, filled with scaled-down patterns for 67 authentic costumes.
|A History of Costume |
by Carl Köhler
Egypt, Babylon, Greece up through 19th-century Europe; based on surviving pieces, art work, much more. Includes many clear, measured patterns for reproducing historic costumes. Full text. 595 illustrations.
|Left-Handed Sewing |
by Sally Cowan
Practical tips on how to adapt easily to right-handed diagrams; tools and instructional materials; and how to hand sew, hand stitch, and deal with hooks and eyes, snaps, and hand-rolled hems; darn; and sew on feathers, sequins, and beads. The final section introduces basic tailoring hand stitches such as the buttonhole, chainstitch, and French tack. Nearly 100 illustrations.
|Make Your Own Dress Patterns |
by Adele P. Margolis
A nationally acclaimed sewing expert provides simple, step-by-step directions and more than 1,000 illustrations for making clothes for work, home, and play — everything from stylish skirts, dresses, and jackets to children's clothing.