BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern
Mastering Iconic Looks from the 1920s to 1980s
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
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Vintage Looks Meet Modern Fashion
Dior’s New Look silhouette. Jackie Kennedy’s sheath dress. Madonna’s bustier. Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle’s new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into nineteen unique projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments. These influential looks—from the Roaring Twenties to the Awesome Eighties—are all modernized and reinterpreted for today’s sewing enthusiasts.
BurdaStyle, the world’s largest online community of people who sew, is synonymous with stylish sewing and high-quality patterns. In this follow-up to The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, they provide step-by-step instructions and techniques for customizing the enclosed master patterns into new design variations, all perfectly fitted for you. You’ll also get a taste of fashion history—the essential designers, signature trends, and style icons from each era—to help you channel your inner Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, or Yves Saint Laurent.
BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern combines the best of fashion from the past with an updated approach to sewing. Whether you prefer a slim-fit pant, the perfect men’s button-down, or a versatile shift dress, this book offers a classic collection that will last you a lifetime.
Nora Abousteit is the cofounder of BurdaStyle.com, the world’s largest online community of sewing enthusiasts, and the founder of Kollabora.com, a new fashion-forward crafting community where you can find projects and buy supplies.
Jamie Lau is BurdaStyle’s editorial and e-commerce manager. A self-taught seamstress, she now designs for her eponymous fashion label and teaches sewing courses in New York City, where she resides.
"A growing number of nostalgic hobbyists lately seek to revive the magic and glamour of other eras, stitching together their frocks to create looks not found on the rack. Guiding this trend are Nora Abousteit, a founder of BurdaStyle.com, and Jamie Lau…Following their lead, anyone with a Singer and nimble fingers can whip up a homage to Garbo, like a delicate 1930s-style day dress." —The New York Times
"As I flipped through the pages, I found item after item just begging to be added to my wardrobe…this book is definitely going to keep me sewing—and stylish—for a long time to come!" —Haley Pierson-Cox, Craftzine
"This book makes you feel like the possibilities for a single pattern are endless." —Sew Well