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The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you’ll learn to:<br /><br /> ·         Shop smarter and more selectively<br /> ·         Make the most of your budget<br /> ·         Master outfit formulas and color palettes<br /> ·         Tweak your wardrobe for work<br /> ·         Assess garment fit and quality like a pro<br /> ·         Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, <i>The Curated Closet</i> is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.
Getting Started Knitting Socks (Getting Started series)
by Ann Budd

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

January 18, 2013

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<div><p>From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities. Helpful photographs and instructional drawings ensure that even inexperienced knitters will be able to produce high-quality socks and handle more complicated techniques, such as the Kitchener stitch at the toe. Using instructions for five different sizes--from child through adult large--at five different gauges, knitters can produce styles ranging from delicate dress socks to thick and furry slipper socks. More adventurous knitters can add variety and flair by following one of 16 unique designs or trying one of the dozens of rib, cable, and lace patterns provided. With plenty of tips and a handy stitch dictionary, this guide unleashes the creativity and fun of sock knitting.</p></div>
Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series
by Interweave Editors

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 25, 2016

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<div><p>Be Transported with These Timeless Knits!</p><p>Inspired by Outlander, the romantic tale of time travel and adventure, <i>Highland Knits</i> is a rustic, yet sophisticated collection of quick-to-knit projects. These 16 simple, enduring designs will have you stylishly covered no matter what place, or time, you call home.</p><p>From Claire's "Rent Collection Shawl" to the "Sassenach Cowl," all your favorite pieces worn by the series' beloved heroine, and then some, are here, waiting to be knit. You'll find each piece relevant to your wardrobe, whether dressing for today or eighteenth century Scotland.</p></div>
The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns: Learn to Write...
by Kate Atherley

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

March 14, 2016

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<div><p>Create custom knitting patterns to share and sell!</p><p>Writing clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns is easier than you think! In <i>The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns</i>, knitting expert Kate Atherley provides everything you need to know to share your projects with fellow knitters. This one-stop guide includes concrete guidelines with lots of examples on everything from pattern writing basics, to schematics and charts, to handling multiple sizes, establishing a personal style sheet, and more. The book addresses the details of how to create complete, clear and easy-to-use knitting patterns, for any type of design, and for any level of knitter. You'll also find details on:</p><ul><li>Pattern structure and elements</li><li>Formatting and layout</li><li>How to go from test knitting to a final publication</li><li>Online platforms, processes, and good business practices</li><li>An introduction to important copyright laws</li></ul>A basic pattern template and resources are also provided. Whether you're looking to share a project with a close friend or your growing online customer base, <i>The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns</i> is the comprehensive guide that can help you translate your project into a set of instructions that any knitter can follow.</div>
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your ...
by Alison Freer

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In <i>How to Get Dressed</i>, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what’s in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:<br /><br />   • Making every garment you own fit better <br />   • Mastering closet organization <br />   • The undergarments you actually need <br />   • The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it <br />   • Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar <br /><br /> Instead of repeating boring style “rules,” Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, <i>How to Get Dressed</i> has hundreds of insider tips from Alison’s arsenal of tools and expertise.
Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & ...
by Katrina Rodabaugh

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<DIV><I>Mending Matters</I> explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.</DIV>
Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide
by Tanya Whelan

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

June 16, 2015

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With her "choose-your-own-adventure" approach to sewing, Tanya Whelan offers an invaluable collection of patterns that empowers sewers to become designers. The trick is a set of patterns for 6 skirts and 8 bodices that line up perfectly at the waist, plus an additional 4 sleeve styles and 4 necklines. Tanya gives readers clear instructions and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams that allow them to use the enclosed pattern pieces to create up to 219 fitted dresses, including simple strapless designs, sheaths, and halter gowns. The book covers basic dress construction and altering techniques for women of all shapes and sizes.
Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated
by Claire B. Shaeffer

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

June 09, 2014

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<p>The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. <strong>Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing.</strong> And now, the industry bible, <em><strong> Couture Sewing Techniques</strong></em>, has been revised and updated throughout — with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.</p><br /><p><strong>No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit.</strong> Readers learn all the basics — and more importantly: how to <strong>apply the techniques — on skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns, and more</strong>. Gorgeous photos, clear illustrations, and concise language combine to make this the most complete couture-sewing course available.</p>
Pattern Fitting With Confidence
by Nancy Zieman

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

June 23, 2008

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<p>Nancy Zieman's pattern fitting approach is easy - no cutting, slashing, tucking or pinching—just logical and easy pivot-and-slide techniques, providing a painless method to follow that results in a garment that is comfortable and attractive. Once you learn Nancy's techniques for fitting, you will find it easy to make every garment you sew fit your size and shape. Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.</p>
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi ...
by Hitomi Shida

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>In the <i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.</b> <br /><br />Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: <ul><li> cables</li><li> popcorn stitches</li><li> twisted stitches</li><li> edgings </li><li> and many more…</li></ul>A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include:<ul><li> A classic hat made using large patterns</li><li> An elegant scarf in lacy patterns</li><li> The ever-popular fingerless mittens</li><li> Thick socks that can be made using various patterns</li><li> A feminine collar using round stitching</li><li> And much more!</li> </ul><i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.

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