- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Potter Craft; Spi edition (9 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307586758
- ISBN-13: 978-0307586759
- Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 3.1 x 24.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Hardcover – 9 Nov 2012
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"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"
About the Author
Nora Abousteit is the cofounder of BurdaStyle.com. She made her first money sewing and selling scrunchies when she was thirteen. Before starting BurdaStyle, Nora worked at Hubert Burda Media and was part of the founding team of the DLD conferences. She lives in New York.
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Top Customer Reviews
The only down side is that I bought it as a kindle and the patterns have to be printed and then stocked to make the pattern, it is quite a lot of work to do that, and I think that is what has been putting me off from starting.
It touches on each era with a few inspired designs from the time. Some great simple things such a fit and flare 1950s style dress using a lot less fabric than the original patterns and a nice 1960s style shift dress The designs are pretty and inspiring.
This book is not for you if you are a die hard vintage fan wanting reproductions clothing close to the originals as the 1930s items will disappoint. It is more in the style of rather than true to the era
Also it does require tracing and altering but as I tend to copy all my vintage patterns before using the extra work was not a problem for me personally.
Personally the only annoying thing was the European sizing by the hip size. Anyone who has used Burda patterns before won't find this an issue. I did have to alter the main frames a touch before cutting but that could be down to my odd shape rather the sizes?!
A couple of patterns require you to alter the patterns provided in order to make them up, and for anyone with the time/inclination to do this, you'd probably learn a lot about altering any pattern to create a new design in the process.
I would have liked more tips on altering patterns to fit perfectly - i.e. a separate section detailing how to alter to fit, say, a wider waist, smaller ribcage, would have helped. Perhaps the authors could have given the measurements the patterns are made to fit and suggesting how to amend. I realise this is covered in other books but the instructions on altering the patterns given are so accurate, I'd have liked to see this applied to personalising patterns too.
But beautiful book to read and to have in your home collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book, I love the designs and the interesting tecnieksPublished 10 months ago by Mre P Kelland
Purchased for my wife and she finds this very inspirationalPublished 13 months ago by William K Mackie
Bought it as a present but they really like this book very easy to follow patterns really good qualityPublished 13 months ago by Luellajo