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Make this shirt/jacket in something soft such cotton, rayon, jersey or silk. Raw ruffle edges, bound neckline and waist tie. Features optional button closure. Also included in the pattern is a slightly fitted crop pant.
Multi-sized XS – 2XL$29.00
This sumptuously illustrated book reveals the decorative seams, refined stitching, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting and slashing and stamping that make up some of the garments in the Victoria & Albert Museum's superlative 19th-century fashion collection.
With an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography of garment details and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece, it gives the reader a unique opportunity to examine historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display. It is an inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and clothing.$55.00
Wander along a flowery, winding path with these beautifully rendered 15 postcards and 15 gift tags to colour and cut out! Joyous Blooms to Color is perfect for sending sweet, personalized notes or creating unique gift tags for any occasion-from birthdays, to showers, to "I miss you."
This compact colouring book is full of detachable, gorgeous floral illustrations and is printed on heavy cardstock, optimal for mailing or displaying. From landscapes of weeping willows in the breeze to patterns of bees and blossoms, all are waiting for your creative touch. Each postcard has "To" and "From" lines on the back.$16.99
This fun, quirky book is packed with gorgeous, colourful skirts to sew for adults and children. Choose from styles such as A-line, bell, circle, straight, gathered, wraparound and elasticated, and also learn how to add underskirts or adapt a design to create maternity wear. Features include:
- 25 different skirt projects, all of which can be easily customised using the full-size pull-out patterns given in the back
- Each design is shown made from several different fabrics and with different trims to inspire your own personal style.
- Packed with tips on stitching and choosing fabric
- A comprehensive guide to cutting and using the patterns
Look inside the book.$34.99
This comprehensive and accessible book brings together all Terry Harrison has learnt during his lifetime and provides over 170 tips, techniques and trade secrets to help the reader improve their watercolour painting.
Terry begins with what materials to buy, using photographs, colour and techniques, and ends with numerous tips on painting a variety of subjects such as skies, distance, mountains, beaches and boats. Terry has an easy, accessible style that artists of all abilities will find easy to understand, making this book an invaluable resource that the reader will return to again and again.
Look inside the book.$36.99
Feminine and simple to make, Fai is romantic and striking.
Use light to medium fabric –as well as some scraps of linen, silk, eyelet or cotton print.
Sizes XS – 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$29.00