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Making Vintage 1920s Clothes for Women

By Suzanne Rowland

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ISBN: 9781785003394
PUBLISHED: 09/08/2017
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 297x210 mm
INSIDE: 314 colour photographs

The 'roaring twenties' were exciting years for women's fashion. The iconic image is of the young 'flapper' dancing the night away in a sparkling dress with fringes and tassels moving to the beat of the Jazz age. But, for all women in the post-war years of the 1920s, there was a new freedom in fashion as hemlines lifted and waistlines dropped. The simplified silhouette caused a boom in home dressmaking as women with basic sewing skills used tissue paper patterns to run up a new frock in the latest style.

This practical book explains the background to these years and the trend in women's fashion. Suzanne Rowland gives a detailed account of how to make vintage 1920s clothes for women based on the dress collections at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.

Fifteen detailed projects for garments and accessories include a pair of fashionably daring beach pyjamas and a simple striped frock suitable for wearing at a British seaside resort. Each project includes a detailed description of the original garment with an accompanying illustration alongside photographs of the original pieces. Scaled patterns are included with a list of materials and equipment required.

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Latest Reviews
" For anyone wishing to replicate accurate 1920s clothes, this book is an invaluable resource. the detail and documentation in this book really bring the 1920s era to life. "
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Reviewed By: The Journal of Dress History

" This is an amazing book for any sewist that wants something unique. Very well written and some beautiful outfits complete with patterns. Would highly recommend.. My daughter loves it! "
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Posted By: beverley

" This is a very well researched and rigourous book that shines a light on a fascinating era for women's fashion. Highly recommended! "
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Posted By: Simon Fenn

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