The Collection

Isabelle Varlet, charming and naive, comes from a long line of seamstresses in a small town in France A series of unfortunate events and her prodigious sartorial talent carry her to Paris, which in the wake of World War I is electric with new life When Isabelle takes a job in the atelier of Coco

Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing sixteenth - century dress

The book provides 36 patterns and full step by step instructions, detailed diagrams and photographs that show the finished garments worn by real people There is also general advice on choosing materials, construction methods, and an insight into the Tudor tailor s sewing kit.

Couture Sewing Techniques

The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right Wrong Fashion historian Claire B Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

A hard hitting behind the scenes look at the luxury fashion industry today There was a time when luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty Luxury wasn t simply a product, it was a lifestyle, one that denoted a history of tradition, superior quality

The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions

From the romance of its evolution to the splendor of its design, the wedding dress is unlike any other garment, a talisman from a fantasy world, the manifestation of dreams coming true This book draws on wedding garments in the V A s renowned collection along with photographs, letters, memoirs, and

Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators

Scan, Trace, Copy 250 Templates for Professional Results Includes a CD ROM with over 250 copyright free images Art students who plan to work in fashion design will value this unusual book and CD ROM combination The book opens with detailed instruction in drawing a correctly proportioned human

Pattern Magic 2

Pattern Magic 2 is the cult pattern cutting book from Japan, partner to the original title Pattern Magic Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with step by step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy These easy to follow

Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion

In Couture Culture Nancy Troy offers a new model of how art and fashion were linked in the early 20th century Focusing on a leader of the French fashion industry, Paul Poiret, Troy uncovers a logic of fashion based on the tension between originality and reproduction that bears directly on art


Create gorgeous one of a kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and useful projects with this guide to distinctive cloth making techniques This innovative how to resource uses classic and modern techniques to create interesting custom fabrics that are used in a dazzling array of fresh,