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Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women

By Ciara Phipps , Claire Reed

ISBN: 9781785005015
PUBLISHED: 21/01/2019
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 297x210 mm
INSIDE: 443 colour photos and 29 patterns

From the elegant bias-cut gown to the light and liberating day dress, this book looks at and celebrates the historic silhouettes, fabric cuts and contextual history of 1930s clothing. Equipped with instructions, patterns and enchanting photos, it explores the history of 1930s fashion, and explains how to make a range of versatile thirties-inspired garments. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire designers, dressmakers and lovers of vintage fashion who want to express themselves through timeless and elegant style.


  • Explores the history and context of 1930s clothing styles, cuts and designers, to give a full understanding of how fabric was manipulated to create figure-hugging silhouettes
  • Takes ten examples of 1930s garments ranging from a lingerie set to a heavy coat, to create a thirties-inspired capsule collection, and explains how they can be reproduced or reinterpreted
  • Patterns are taken from original 1930s garments, with each piece being carefully measured and the patterns scaled down accordingly
  • Step-by-step instructions for making each garment are complemented by close-up photographs of historic details and decoration

RRP: £25.00

Site Price: £20.00

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