Quilting For Dummies
Author: Cheryl Fall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time! Discover how to * Select the right fabrics and threads * Design your masterpiece * Use quilting software * Save time with rotary cutters and other cool tools * Quilt by hand or machine * Get creative with applique
With just a sewing machine and some inexpensive materials, learn how to make your own truly unique knickers, bras and camisoles. Work your way up from super easy Tie-side pants that can be customised in endless ways, to sewing with silk, tulle and other delicate fabrics. With 25 projects and full sized patterns included, you can personalise your makes to suit your shape, size and style, from a Lace Thong and Chiffon Camisole to a Satin Soft-cup Bra and Wedding Garters, explore the vast scope for personal, creative expression in traditionally private items of clothing, whether making them for yourself or as a gift.
Author: Marilisa Racco
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Being comfortable in your clothes is important, but how you feel underneath them may matter even more. Slipping on lingerie can transform the mundane daily routine of getting dressed into a quietly luxurious experience. Lingerie is a chic guide to fashion's most exquisite undergarments, offering impeccable advice on fit, style, and fabric as well as profiles of the most celebrated lingerie designers. Small enough to toss into a handbag and take shopping, this book is your key to discovering the crème de la crème of the lingerie world.
Sewing Clothes Kids Love
Author: Nancy Langdon, Sabine Pollehn
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
A collection of patterns for making kids' clothes utilizes a variety of fabric styles and decorative embellishment—including embroidery, patchwork and trims--with variations for long and short hemlines and sleeves, various necklines and adjustable lengths and ranging in size from 18 months to kid's size 12.
Presents 15 easy to make amigurumi with designs inspired by winter and the Christmas season.
The Curated Closet
Author: Anuschka Rees
Presents a strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with every day style and shopping strategies.
Die Chronik Der Sperlingsgasse
Author: Wilhelm Raabe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Wilhelm Raabe, (Pseudonym: Jakob Corvinus; * 8. September 1831 in Eschershausen; + 15. November 1910 in Braunschweig), war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der wichtigsten Vertreter des poetischen Realismus, besonders bekannt f�r seine gesellschaftskritischen Erz�hlungen, Novellen und Romane.Schon mit seinem ersten Roman Die Chronik der Sperlingsgasse" gelang Wilhelm Raabe der gro�e Durchbruch und er gilt heute neben Theodor Fontane als einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des b�rgerlichen Realismus. In der Altberliner Sperlingsgasse wohnen die sogenannten kleinen Leute: Handwerker, Arbeiter, mittellose Intellektuelle und Studenten. Hier wohnt auch Johannes Wachholder, ein alter Junggeselle. Liebevoll, aber schon ein wenig von der Resignation des Alters gezeichnet, nimmt er Anteil an der Liebesgeschichte seiner Pflegetochter Elise und ihres ehemaligen Spielgef�hrten Gustav. Es ist eine einfache, allt�gliche Geschichte, die ihre gro�e Bedeutung dadurch erh�lt, dass gerade hier, im kleinen Kreis der Sperlingsgasse, unter den oft unscheinbaren Bewohnern solch gro�e Eigenschaften wie Opfermut, Vergebung und selbstlose Hilfsbereitschaft zu finden sind. Raabe gelingt es in seinem Roman, den er im Alter von 23 Jahren schuf, derartig �berzeugend die Sichtweise des alten Mannes wiederzugeben, dass in der �ffentlichkeit lange Zeit Zweifel an seiner Autorenschaft bestanden.
The Culture of Clothing
Author: Daniel Roche, Jean Birrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Newly avilable in paperback, this major contribution to cultural history is a study of dress in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Daniel Roche discusses general approaches to the history of dress, locates the subject within current French historiography and uses a large sample of inventories to explore the differences between the various social classes in the amount they spent and the kind of clothes they wore. His essential argument is that there was a 'vestimentary revolution' in the later eighteenth century as all sections of the population became caught up in the world of fashion and fast-moving consumption.
Beyond Belief: Racist, Sexist, Rude, Crude and Dishonest is Charles Saatchi's selection of ads created before the industry had a conscience. It demonstrates a radical change in attitudes to women, race, tobacco, size, drugs and more. Saatchi guides readers through seven sections in his inimitable style. He writes, 'In the middle of the last century, marketing men had few qualms about creating brutally offensive advertisements. This doesn't diminish the bewildering bad manners of so much of the advertising, shocking to the point of callousness.'
Author: Jenny Wilding Cardon
Rip in your jeans? Snag in a sweater? Tear in a tea towel? They all present an opportunity for one-of-a-kind creativity! With this fun introduction to unconventional mending techniques in a format that's half how-to guide, half idea book, anyone can give worn and torn items new life. Start by learning hand-mending methods, including boro, embroidery, patching, and darning. Then rev up the sewing machine for fast mends that put the pedal to the metal. Even with a limited budget and not much time to spare, you can create eye-catching repairs with visible mending--35 examples and more than 150 photos make it easy to put your unique mark on everything you mend!
The Butterfly Dress
Author: Amy-Elyse Neer
Publisher: Amy-Elyse Neer
A charming slice of life about starting a new school and how unconditional love can help you feel brave.
Tilda's Winter Ideas
Author: Tone Finnanger
Publisher: David & Charles
A stunning collection of seasonal projects using a beautiful color palette and the latest Tilda designs and fabrics. The sewing and papercrafting projects include bags, decorations, gifts, cards, stockings, gift tags and soft toys and include patterns. The projects are accompanied by clear instructions and beautiful photographs and color illustrations, making them ideal for beginners, as well as more experienced sewers.
Make Do and Mend
Author: A Non
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
‘A stitch in time saves nine.’ Proverb THRIFTY ADVICE FOR HOMEMAKERS Don’t let being cash-strapped hold you back from having a house and garden to be proud of! This little book offers sage advice on how to use your precious resources of time, energy and money effectively to make a cosy, happy home. With tips on mending, upcycling, cleaning and gardening interspersed with witty quotations, this is an essential addition to every household.
Author: Ellen Lupton, Julia Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Provides instructions for a variety of projects, including creating graffiti furniture, a notepad holder, a cardboard castle, customized shirts, and doll clothes.