After A Fashion: How To Reproduce, Restore, And Wear Vintage Styles Frances Grimble

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After A Fashion: How To Reproduce, Restore, And Wear Vintage Styles by Frances Grimble
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How do you design a Renaissance Fair costume? Restore a Victorianwedding dress? Bid on antique buttons at Internet auctions? The newedition of After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear VintageStyles, answers all these questions and more.MoreHow do you design a Renaissance Fair costume? Restore a Victorianwedding dress? Bid on antique buttons at Internet auctions?

The newedition of After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear VintageStyles, answers all these questions and more. This practical,information-packed guide tells how to make authentic historicreproductions and how to mend and alter vintage clothes.

It includesmany techniques developed by the author, Frances Grimble. Detaileddrawings by Deborah Kuhn enhance the style descriptions and step-by-stepinstructions.After a Fashion covers medieval through Art Deco styles, for men andwomen. It guides readers through each stage of a reproductionproject-planning, designing, choosing materials, and constructing.

Itadvises them on all aspects of collecting vintage clothes-buying,restoring, altering, and wearing. The pattern-making and sewinginstructions are useful to sewers at any experience level. Directionshave been added for using the Internet to buy and sell, research styles,and contact costumers and collectors.

An updated, expanded appendixlists over 600 sources (on-line and otherwise) for supplies, vintageclothes, and information.Heres what readers say about the first edition: One of the mostwonderful sewing/historical costuming books Ive ever read. WheneverIm trying to figure out how to restore a vintage piece, this is thebook I turn to. A wonderful work that has something foreveryone-beginner to advanced.

Hard-to-find information is unifiedand clearly presented. I know Ill use it as a reference for a longtime and recommend it often. Like five books for the price of one.Engaging, informative, well written-a wonderful resource!



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