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

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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.
Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More Than 200 Stitches
by DK

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English

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Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p><i><b>Embroidery</b></i> is the ultimate stitch dictionary and the ideal guide to embroidery, whatever your level of expertise.</p><p>The perfect reference guide to needlework, <i><b>Embroidery</b></i> is a comprehensive guide to inspire and inform sewers of all levels. Find advice on which thread, needles, or fabrics work with which techniques, and take a look at an incredible 200 stitches - with levels of difficulty, step-by-step instructions, and ideas on where and how to use them.</p><p>This practical guide covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needlepoint, and embroidery stitches, with detailed information simply presented in illustration-rich pages. With <b><i>E</i><i>mbroider</i><i>y</i> </b>it's easy to find exactly which stitch is right for your next sewing project.</p>
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi ...
by Hitomi Shida

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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.
Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series
by Interweave Editors

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 25, 2016

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Be Transported with These Timeless Knits!<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your ...
by Alison Freer

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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.
The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting
by Sarah Veblen

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

January 01, 2012

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<p>Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly!</p><p>With <i>The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting</i>, you'll learn:</p><p>- The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting</p><p>- How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds</p><p>- How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems</p><p>- How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily</p><p>- Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations</p><p>See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.</p>
Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet
by Kate Atherley

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

July 10, 2015

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Whether you knit them toe-up or top-down, getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge! In <i>Custom Socks</i>, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit a pair of socks that fit properly. She calls on her years of experience as <i>Knitty</i>'s Managing Technical Editor, where she has edited hundreds of sock patterns, to share this information in a way that is easy to understand with patterns that inspire.<br /><br />So go ahead and treat yourself to these 15 original sock patterns that are easily customizable and work with any needle configuration. Your feet will thank you!
Pattern Fitting With Confidence
by Nancy Zieman

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

June 23, 2008

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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.
Parisian chic. Encore ! (Mode)
by , Sophie Gachet

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 25, 2019

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Ines de la Fressange, the iconic Parisienne, and Sophie Gachet, Paris’s fashion authority, have a knack for sharing their personal style and beauty tips—gleaned from decades in the fashion industry—with humor and verve.<br />They have fully updated this edition of their international best seller, with new photography featuring Ines in her signature looks, easy-to-recreate advice, and extensive addresses—in Paris and online—to source all you need for chic Parisian fashion, beauty, and interiors. <br />From killer outfits to Parisian wardrobe essentials, or from her 10-minute beauty routine to her countdown to a perfect Parisian dinner party, this elegant volume is replete with inspiration à la Parisienne and is a must-have for any woman who wants to infuse her own style with the essence of Parisian chic.
Patternmaking for Fashion Design
by Helen Joseph Armstrong

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English

Pages

840

Publication Date

January 11, 2011

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<p>Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, <i>Patternmaking for Fashion Design</i> offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring–it provides students with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Some innovative, new information in this book include:</p> <p> </p> <li> Updated with modern, cutting-edge sketches and designs.  </li><li> Ribbing added to the knit section of Chapter 27. </li><li> More materials on children's wear and swim wear. </li><li> Knock offs. </li><li> Fitting corrections </li><li> Advanced design projects </li><li> A practical introduction to patternmaking </li><li> Complete coverage of the three steps of design patterns: dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring. </li><li> Chapter projects </li>

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