Custom bras are wonderful sewing projects. They are easy to make, fit perfectly, and can be worn every day. But until now, the techniques of custom bra making have been difficult to access. Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction reveals the secrets of bra couturiers, teaching you what you have always wanted to know about fitting and sewing your own bras. Professional custom bra maker Norma Loehr breaks down the fitting and construction process into simple, easy to follow steps so you can get great results on your bra making projects. With easy-to-follow instructions, color photos, and a guide to sourcing materials, this book has everything you need to make your own professional looking bras in no time at all. Whether you are a home sewer or an aspiring lingerie designer, this book is for you! "Not only does custom bra maker Norma Loehr sew wonderfully, she's smart - so her well thought out and beautifully presented work on bra making has resulted in a book that inspires and educates." Susan Khalje, Author, Bridal Couture and Linen and Cotton and Contributing Editor for Threads Magazine "I've had the privilege of testing Norma's book before its release, and it's an absolute must buy for anyone interested in sewing their own bras (seriously, there's one gem of bridge fitting advice in there alone that's worth the purchase price!)." Melissa Fehr, Fehrtrade.com
Die Chronik Der Sperlingsgasse
Author: Wilhelm Raabe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Wilhelm Raabe, (Pseudonym: Jakob Corvinus; * 8. September 1831 in Eschershausen; + 15. November 1910 in Braunschweig), war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der wichtigsten Vertreter des poetischen Realismus, besonders bekannt f�r seine gesellschaftskritischen Erz�hlungen, Novellen und Romane.Schon mit seinem ersten Roman Die Chronik der Sperlingsgasse" gelang Wilhelm Raabe der gro�e Durchbruch und er gilt heute neben Theodor Fontane als einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des b�rgerlichen Realismus. In der Altberliner Sperlingsgasse wohnen die sogenannten kleinen Leute: Handwerker, Arbeiter, mittellose Intellektuelle und Studenten. Hier wohnt auch Johannes Wachholder, ein alter Junggeselle. Liebevoll, aber schon ein wenig von der Resignation des Alters gezeichnet, nimmt er Anteil an der Liebesgeschichte seiner Pflegetochter Elise und ihres ehemaligen Spielgef�hrten Gustav. Es ist eine einfache, allt�gliche Geschichte, die ihre gro�e Bedeutung dadurch erh�lt, dass gerade hier, im kleinen Kreis der Sperlingsgasse, unter den oft unscheinbaren Bewohnern solch gro�e Eigenschaften wie Opfermut, Vergebung und selbstlose Hilfsbereitschaft zu finden sind. Raabe gelingt es in seinem Roman, den er im Alter von 23 Jahren schuf, derartig �berzeugend die Sichtweise des alten Mannes wiederzugeben, dass in der �ffentlichkeit lange Zeit Zweifel an seiner Autorenschaft bestanden.
Jelly Roll Quilts
Author: Pam Lintott, Nicky Lintott
Publisher: David & Charles
Immerse yourself in the sumptuous world of Jelly Rolls with 17 exciting quilting projects Turn gorgeous Jelly Rolls into fabulous quilts, each of which can be made from just one roll. Features unique advice on making the most of this fresh approach to fabric, as well as tips on adapting the quilts to your existing stashes. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams ensure that untying your beautifully rolled fabric will be the first step to quilting heaven!
The first incendiary collection of stencils and graffiti from Banksy, presented and bound in a handy pocket sized high quality format. Rarely have art and politics been put to such fine, and overtly public, use. Mix the irony and juxtaposition of John Yates with the beauty of the finest aerosol art, and you'll have some idea of how good this really is. The reproductions are interspersed with an excellent array of quotes, statements, letters and a beginners guide to painting with stencils. Very, very good.
Alison Goodman's first novel - in a very special new edition! Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student: Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner. Then Mavkel gets sick. Joss quickly realizes that his will to live is draining away. The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre's strictest rules - and that means going back in time to change history. This new Firebird edition of Alison Goodman's acclaimed first genre-bending adventure features a short story about Joss and Mav's after-book adventures, originally published in Firebirds Rising.
ABC of Men's Fashion
Author: Hardy Amies
Publisher: Gardners Books
For all men, and indeed all women who are interested in men's clothes - here is an alphabetical guide to men's fashion written with wit and expert knowledge. From the etiquette of dressing to the meaning of technical terms, Hardy Amies' skilful eye guides you safely through style decisions on everything from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals. No man can afford to be without this classic style bible, now published in a handsome cloth-bound special edition.
Author: Lisa Eldridge
Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup’s use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.
The Culture of Clothing
Author: Daniel Roche, Jean Birrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Newly avilable in paperback, this major contribution to cultural history is a study of dress in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Daniel Roche discusses general approaches to the history of dress, locates the subject within current French historiography and uses a large sample of inventories to explore the differences between the various social classes in the amount they spent and the kind of clothes they wore. His essential argument is that there was a 'vestimentary revolution' in the later eighteenth century as all sections of the population became caught up in the world of fashion and fast-moving consumption.
The way we wore The story of modern fashion—from couture to mass market The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering to a wealthy elite, into a global industry employing millions, with new trends whisked into stores before the last model has left the catwalk. Along the way, the signature feminine silhouettes of each era evolved beyond recognition: House of Worth crinolines gave way to Vionnet's bias-cut gowns, Dior's New Look to Quant's Chelsea Look, Halston's white suit to Frankie B.'s low-rise jeans. In menswear, ready-made suits signaled the demise of bespoke tailoring, long before Hawaiian shirts, skinny ties or baggy pants entered the fore. 20th Century Fashion offers a stylish retrospective of the last hundred years, via 400 fashion advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Using imagery culled from a century of advertising, this book documents the unrelenting pace of fashion as it was adopted into the mass culture, decade by decade. An in-depth introduction, chapter text, and illustrated timeline detail the style-makers and trend-setters, from couture to the mass market; and how the historic events, design houses, retailers, films, magazines, and celebrities shaped the way we dressed—then and now.
Crafts to Make & Sell
Author: Carol Dahlstrom, Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm)
Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books
Filled with unique and sure-to-sell projects, this book offers from-the-crafter techniques and proven tips on displaying and selling crafts. Step-by-step photos.
Voodoo in Haiti
Author: Alfred Métraux
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Alfred Métraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world. “Métraux’s book is a landmark in the serious study of Afro-Atlantic religion. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology.”—Robert Farris Thompson, professor of art history, Yale University, author of Flash of the Spirit “This is a work deserving of wide readership, and assured of it by its understanding and appeal.”—Library Journal “This book gives what is surely the most authoritative general account of that complex of belief and practice called vaudou available in the literature....No other observer of vaudou has contributed to its study the exquisite documentation of detail that marks the work of Alfred Métraux.”—Sidney W. Mintz, professor of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Sewing Machine Basics
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Three sisters reunite to save their familys beach-community book store and are forced to confront the conflicts that tore them apart, including lasting resentment about two sisters affection for the same man, and a shattering secret about their mother. Original.