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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.
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.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
STYLISH: Dress for a 10 Dollar Chic Suit (B-assign) (Japanese Edi...
by Hidemi Kobayashi

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Japanese

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Publication Date

October 16, 2017

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 紳士服――スーツは「作業着」ではありません。ビジネスパートナーとして大変重要なアイテムです。そして、「着こなす」ことは、その人のライフスタイルを如実に表してもいます。<br /> 半世紀近くにわたる「服好き」の知識と経験をもとに、アシェット婦人画報社刊「ドルソ」2001年秋号でも特集ページが組まれた、著者のこだわり服飾術をわかりやすく解説した紳士服読本です。<br /> また、映画での、ケーリー・グラント、スチーブ・マックイーン、007ショーン・コネリーのコーディネイトも詳細にわたって解説しています。
Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method
by Sara Alm

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

January 01, 2017

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<P><B>Learn how to customize your clothes--designing new pattern shapes, style lines, and fashion details with Sara Alm's easy-to-follow instruction!</B></P><P>In Sara Alm's <I>Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method</I>, sewers learn a technique that opens up myriad possibilities for making one-of-a-kind garments. By using basic pattern blocks called slopers, Alm shows sewers how to design new shapes, style lines, and fashion details--creating patterns for nearly any piece of clothing they want to sew. Take a basic straight skirt pattern, for example, and convert it into any other skirt design. Change the hemline or the basic shape of a skirt from straight to A-line to full swing with multiple gores. Try adjusting the waistline placement or convert it from waistband to waistline-facing. Change the style and placement of the closures. The options are endless once sewers understand the basics of flat-pattern designing, which is explained in the book.</P><P><I>Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method</I> is divided into sections: skirts, tops, and pants. While many of the same principles apply to each garment type, there are different techniques to take into account. As soon as sewers know how to design from these three slopers, that knowledge is easily transferred to designing dresses, shorts, jumpsuits, and outerwear. The principles and techniques taught are also easily transferable to designing children's clothes. By following extensive technique instruction in each of the three categories, twelve different garments are designed from each basic sloper and photographed on models so readers fully understand the process and the end result.</P><P>Thanks to <I>Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method</I>, passionate sewers will be as skilled as <I>Project Runway</I> contestants in no time!</P>
Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior
by Christian Dior

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

September 01, 2007

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Christian Dior rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Editi...
by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

March 07, 2012

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<DIV>One of America's most ingenious and creative knitters presents 23 patterns in this beloved classic of knitting lore. Elizabeth Zimmermann's bestselling guide includes Aran sweaters, mittens, socks, and patterns for other items that can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters or adapted into original works.<BR>This commemorative hardcover edition celebrates the centenary of Elizabeth Zimmermann's birth and the 50th anniversary of the founding of her company. Its new features include color photos of the finished patterns, many of them reknit using contemporary yarns, as well as a frontispiece by Andrew Wyeth, a preface by the author's daughter, an introduction by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, instructions for the February Lady Sweater, and other bonus items.</DIV>
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>
How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to...
by Lydia Edwards

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

March 09, 2017

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Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, <i>How to Read a Dress</i> is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries.<br /> <br />Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history – as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer.<br /><br />This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Récamier ruffles. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.
A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories and Pretty Projects
by Mr. Kate

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

June 16, 2015

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<p>In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects—woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes.</p><p>Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality.</p><p>Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate’s crazy life, <em>A Hot Glue Gun Mess</em> will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate’s stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious.</p><p>Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don’t have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!</p>
T-shirt Black Book - The Ultimate How To Guide to Starting A Succ...
by David Codamo

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

February 24, 2016

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Do you have a great idea for an awesome t-shirt line? Or maybe you want to start a clothing line as fast as possible without having to waste hours of time and money going in the wrong direction? Well you're in luck! The only guide you'll ever need is right here, and we promise it will help you understand everything you need to know about how to start a clothing line.<br /><br />The T-shirt Black Book is the ultimate resource for startup entrepreneurs who want to learn how to create a successful clothing line. We've helped startup clothing lines build their dream businesses and achieve financial freedom. Our goal is to provide you with in-depth, relevant content and give you tools you can use today to kickstart your clothing business! Learn about pricing, fashion design, planning, design clothes, and making money with a clothing line.

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