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5.0 out of 5 stars Great source of inspiration, 24 Oct 2000
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This review is from: 59 Authentic Turn-of-the-century Fashion Patterns (Paperback)
The patterns in this book scale up nicely for the modern figure, though I should say I have a fairly small waist compared to my chest and shoulders. You need to have some idea how clothes go together, this isn't realy a book for beginners but I think anyone could follow the instructions with a little effort. You do need to be able to scale up the patterns somehow. The instructions provided are very traditional and often make no allowance for fastenings like zips and buttons. I love it for the ideas and made several of them up from a standard block modified to look like the patterns given.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfaction, 21 Jan 2012
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This book would be a great purchase for anyone interested in period fashion patterns. Clear illustrations and many helpful tips. Although not suitable for beginers it is nevertheless easy to follow directions , as well as an interesting "read".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book but not for beginners., 15 Feb 2013
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This book arrived this morning and is truly a pleasure to look at, some really lovely patterns in a fantastic book. As far as I can tell all the patterns are genuine patterns from the time and should produce genuine looking garments. Although be warned, this is not a book for beginners and some amount of skill is required for all projects. You ideally need to be able to scale the patterns up from the smaller versions and adapt these to the required size. Instructions are also brief and in some cases non-existent so some knowledge of patterns and garment construction would be a plus. However I guess if you have someone to teach or help you it's certainly achievable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very cool, 15 Feb 2014
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I really like this book. I'm just learning how to make patterns and transfer patterns to scale, so this will be great practice for when my skill builds up. Even though I'm not at the skill level for this book yet, there are a lot of explanations about the cuts, patterns, and other tidbits of information. Even if you are a beginner, it's great to look at the patterns to get a picture in your head of how these complicated frocks were created.
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