Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary
Paperback ISBN: 1440213690
If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Learn to make custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs.
Fifty Hats That Changed the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1840915692
FiftyHatsThatChangedtheWorld lists the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From Monomakh's Cap, an early fifteenth century Russian crown to Franc Fernandez's modern-day 2010 Helmet Headpiece, the book explores the designs that have turned heads over the years and the impact they've had on the fashion and design world.
A Is for Apron
25 Fresh & Flirty Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1600592015
A is for adorable and amazingly irresistible and incredibly attractive: who would have imagined that the apron, that charming and nostalgic symbol of domesticity, would become today’s must-have home accessory? But it most certainly is, as stitchers and crafters flock to these creative canvases as the perfect vehicle for showcasing fabulous fabric, simple embellishments, and novel ideas. These ingenious projects—from ultra-feminine and vintage chic to whimsical color-play—include waist and bib aprons, pinafores, smocks, cobblers, and even something for the pint-sized cook. All of the projects are photographed in a playful style. And templates, sewing basics, and quick and easy projects for sprucing up store-bought aprons and whipping up aprons from recycled materials are here too!
The Fashion File
Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men
Hardcover ISBN: 0446572713
The Emmy-Award winning costume designer for Mad Men offers readers a peek into the dressing room of the hit show, revealing the design process behind the various characters' looks and showing every woman how to find her own leading lady style--whether it's vintage, modern or bohemian.
The Art of the T-Shirt
Paperback ISBN: 1856696383
Here at last is the bible of T-shirt design today. 82 studios from around the world Brazil, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, America, Argentina, and more contribute their best designs to create a global and contemporary view of the thriving state of T-shirt land. Tees is packed with illustrations of artwork and finished t-shirts, along with insights into the designers' inspirations, techniques, and where available, retail outlets. With a vast range of styles anarchic illustration, pixel patterns, faux metal, all-over geometry, high craft, retro type, hand-drawn humor Tees reveals the enormous potential of T-shirts to be expressive, entertaining, and highly desirable all at once. This special limited edition includes a T-shirt featuring a unique collage of designs provided by artists in the book.
25 Knitting Patterns and Tales from Around the World
Paperback ISBN: 1883010594
Shawls are currently making a huge comeback in the fashion world, but many people do not realize that the shawl has been worn for many centuries and in many cultures. This collection of patterns and traditions features shawls from around the world. From the Himalayas to Spain, from Iceland to Japan, and from Mexico to Norway, many of the shawls featured here have been taken from examples of historic knitted shawls. Other designs have been translated into knitwear from patterns for woven or lace shawls. Included are 25 patterns as well as historical and cultural information about shawls that have been used for prayer and mourning, as bridal veils, and as christening garments. Each design is presented with a full-page color photo, written instructions, and charts.