Fresh + Pretty Designs to Make and Wear
Hardcover ISBN: 1440203571
Lay it out, cut it out, sew it up, put it on! Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studios proves that all you need to re-make your wardrobe are a few key things: Great fabric, easy-to-make patterns, a handful of simple skills, and your own personal sense of style! Use Sew Serendipity to create a fresh, new look. - Included in the book are tissue pattern inserts for the skirt, tunic/dress and jacket - each with 6 variations detailed in the book. 3 basic patterns x 6 variations=18 ways to show off your skills and style! - Kay provides the master instructions for each basic garment, and individual instruction for each unique look. Once you master the basics, changing it up is a snap! - Each clothing pattern is graded in seven sizes (bust: 32-44; waist: 24-36; hips: 34-46) from XXS to XXL. Use the "Custom Fitting" section of this book to learn how to measure yourself and adjust the patterns to get the best possible fit! - Embellish your designs to match your style, whether you're feeling the need for classic, tailored elegance, or you're in the mood for a little ruffled whimsy. Kay's simple embellishments make it a breeze to adapt your design to the look you want. With Sew Serendipity, you'll find out how to lay out the pattern pieces, cut them out and sew them up. All you have to do is put them on and strut your stuff!
The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1563674653
Men's makeovers are a staple of reality television, and male celebrities retain stables of stylists. Magazine publishers are busy beefing up their coverage of men's fashion and grooming. There is more interest over menswear then there's been in decades, yet there has been no comprehensive resource or reference until now. Witty and exhaustively researched, The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear remedies that need for students, retailers, customers, journalists, would-be dandies, and anyone else who is interested in what men wear and why they wear it. - More than 2,200 entries comprising biographies, industry slang, and technical jargon - 250 images and a color section showing traditional menswear patterns and fabrics - Portraits of male style setters ranging from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Beau Brummell and Yves Saint Laurent - Step-by-step diagrams illustrating the "how to" of necktie knots, plus how to tie a bow tie, an ascot, or a stock tie, and how to fold a pocket square - Consumer intelligence on fiber and fabric care, including why a sweater pills and why super 100s cost more
The Inspirational Moustache
Paperback ISBN: 0956205356
For decades the moustache has been languishing in fashion’s dark and dingy closet, but at long last the soup strainer, nose neighbour, lip tickler, mouth brow, or whatever else you want to call it is making a comeback. With gorgeous photography and key grooming tips, this book is here to celebrate a seminal moment in the history of facial hair.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 1856697150
This unique and fun book contains over 100 original, hand-drawn illustrations of the hairstyles of the rich and famous, from politicians to film stars, dictators to chefs. The meticulously drawn illustrations will show only the hair, leaving you to guess the celebrity and draw the face. (The answers are at the back of the book.) This book is a fun and ironic take on the global celebrity phenomenon.