I am the co-author, lead designer, technical writer, art director, and photo shoot producer of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from the 1920s to 1980s, published in 2012 by Potter Craft (The Crown Publishing Group/Random House, Inc.). My book was also featured in the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times.
About the Book
While fashion fads come and go, the classic styles in this book are truly timeless – from Jackie O.‘s signature sheath dress to a Madonna-esque ’80s bustier. This book comes with five customizable sewing patterns that yield literally endless variations. Starting with basic forms for dresses, pants, skirts, and shirts (and yes, there are even menswear projects!), you can transform from one look to the next with my easy-to-follow instructions.
In addition to sewing and patternmaking tips, you’ll also get a crash course in vintage fashion. Each chapter focuses on a different era including signature silhouettes, designers you should know, must-have accessories, and style icons.
This is a perfect guide for every sewer, from beginners to experts, and offers enviable vintage looks with modern sensibilities.
Hardcover (9.6 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches)
Published by Potter Craft/The Crown Publishing Group (December 11, 2012)