I received my author copy of The Vintage Pattern Selector through the post today, the American version is already for sale over on Amazon and the English version will be released in the new year.
The Vintage Pattern Selector is both a practical and an inspirational sewing book that arms the reader with all the techniques and information they need in order to mix and match a variety of iconic clothing styles from the 20th century. Accompanied by a CD with 15 printable patterns for a range of dress sizes, this book is a comprehensive guide to creating contemporary outfits from vintage styles. For home sewers and fashion enthusiasts, vintage clothing isn’t merely a device to replicate specific looks from a specific era, but instead, an opportunity for limitless style options that draw on decades of experimentation with hemlines, colors, styles, and silhouettes. The Vintage Pattern Selector is the ultimate handbook for readers seeking advice on how to choose the right fabric, color palettes, styles, and patterns in order to create contemporary pieces that reference these timeless styles and designs. Combining vintage inspiration with modern style, patterns, and practical advice, this book is the long-awaited category killer on a thoroughly exciting subject.
Includes a CD of 15 patterns in a range of dress sizes, from small to extra large. Includes advice on choosing fabrics and color palettes. Arms the reader with techniques and advice for mixing and matching vintage style from the 20th century to create thoroughly modern looks
And if that isn’t enough to whet your interest perhaps you would like to read a glowing review from the lovely Nothy Lane over at Aft Agley.