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The Vintage Pattern Selector. by Jo Barnfield


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A must-have for sewers at all levels, this book provides practical advice and fabulous patterns for creating vintage-inspired, mix and match outfits.

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Jo Barnfield is a Designer/Maker operating under the nom de plume of 'House of Jo'. After graduating in 2008 with a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles, she cut her teeth in the Fashion Industry working as a Pattern Cutter and Technical Illustrator for Jasmine Di Milo. She is currently juggling freelance work alongside the role of Part Time Lecturer and Industry Practitioner at Bath Spa University, Bath, Uk and City of Bath College, teaching design, pattern cutting and construction.


The Vintage Pattern Selector is a great resource for anyone who wants to make their own retro inspired clothes. It explores key styles and garments from the 1920s to 1970s and combines them with modern styling ideas, offering advice on choosing the right fabrics, colour palettes and styles ... Each chapter looks at the key styles from various decades, such as 1920s flapper dresses or 1950s circle skirts, and compares the traditional fabric, length, style and colours with those used today. It is educational, practical and clearly yet beautifully presented. What makes it stand out from other similar books is the inclusion of less obvious items like the pillbox hat and French knickers. -- Jennifer Schembri * My Creative Diva *

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