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The Vintage Pattern Selector

5 December 2012 One Comment

Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune has contributed to a sewing book offering advice on how to mix and match clothing styles from the 20th century.

The Vintage Pattern Selector book

Accompanied by a CD with printable patterns for a range of dress sizes, The Vintage Pattern Selector is a comprehensive guide to creating contemporary outfits from vintage styles. The book shows the reader how to choose the right fabric, colour palettes, styles and patterns in order to create wearable pieces that reference vintage styles and designs.

The Vintage Pattern Selector book

Jo-ann was asked to contribute chapters covering the history of the Little Black Dress, Peter Pan collar and printed scarf, offering contextual overviews as well as a quick now-and-then references on fabric, colour and style.

The Vintage Pattern Selector book

Bringing the style advice to life, vintage sewing patterns share spreads with images of current fashions, some of which modelled by a few of our favourite fashion bloggers, and sewing patterns offer step-by-step how-to guides.

The Vintage Pattern Selector book

The Vintage Pattern Selector, compiled by Jo Barnfield, is published by Bloomsbury and available to pre-order through Amazon.

The Vintage Pattern Selector book

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  • punkmik said:

    this is going on the xmas wishlist now! lol looks great and loving the concept!

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