Fine Embellishment Techniques: Classic Details for Today's Clothing

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Celebrating all that is elegant and classic about vintage clothing, this book shows how to embellish new garments to make them look as though they were crafted in a more glamorous era. Readers will learn they don't have to be experts to add embellishment techniques from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s to their wardrobes. They'll discover the possibilities of adding threadwork, beading, trims, piping, and more to garments. These projects are elegant and sophisticated and especially appealing to those who like glamour but not glitz. -- Features five categories of embellishment techniques. -- Includes detailed instructions and 70 color photographs. -- Offers design inspiration of all kinds -- from casual to evening wear.

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This work aims to show how to adapt the decorative applications of the 1920s, 30s and 40s to modern clothing. It uses both simple and more elaborate techniques suitable for use on hand-made or shop-bought clothing.

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Conlon teaches sewing and embellishment techniques at 27th St. Fabrics in Eugene, OR. SHe is also a frequent contributor to Threads magazine.

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