Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women by Sarah Magill

Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

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File Size: 4336 KB.
Print Length: 128 pages.
Language: English.
ASIN: B06Y3WRCGP.
Formats: PDF, ePUB & mobi.

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Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

The 1940s were an iconic period of women’s dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period’s sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction and over 300 photographs, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women’s dress. Contents include: historical context and details of government regulations of the time; instructions and patterns for recreating a range of women’s clothes, including blouses, skirts, slacks, shirt frocks, evening dress and tea dresses; key techniques such as transfering pattern markings, making darts, fastenings and finishing touches; examples of how to complete the look with hairstyles, make-up, shoes and accessories. This new book will help you recreate the clothes and the vintage style of the 1940s ‘make do’ years, and will be of particular interest to costume designers, fashion designers and students, dress historians, historic revival and reenactment participants and home dressmakers with a general interest in vintage dress. Superbly illustrated with 331 photographs and patterns.

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