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Making Vintage Wedding Dresses - Inspiring Timeless Style

By Ciara Phipps , Claire Reed

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ISBN: 9781785003127
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 17/07/2017
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 297x210 mm
INSIDE: 105 colour photographs and 21 patterns

From the heavily beaded tubular dress of the 1920s through to the body-skimming shift dress of the 1960s, this book looks at and celebrates the historic shapes, detailing and romance of vintage wedding gowns. Equipped with instructions, patterns and photos, it explores the history of wedding wear and explains how to make a vintage wedding gown inspired by historical fashions and trends. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire everyone who wants to express themself through timeless and elegant styles.


  • Explores the history and context of historic wedding styles, designers and ceremonies to give a full understanding of how designers and the wearers of the time translated these styles
  • Takes two examples of vintage wedding dresses from each decade (1920s to 1960s) and explains how they can be reproduced or reinterpreted
  • Patterns are taken from original wedding dresses, with each dress being carefully measured and the patterns scaled down accordingly
  • Step-by-step instructions for making each dress are complemented by close-up photographs of historic details and decoration

RRP: £25.00

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E-Book Edition: £20.00 (incl. VAT)


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