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Bristol Dress Bell-shape, knee-length dress has front and back yoke and long sleeves with cuff. Front wraps to back and stitched to inverted V-shape back panel. Wide bottom bands.
Top Below-waist version of dress.
Suggested Fabrics Lightweight to medium-weight knit. 2 or 4-way stretch.
Multi-sized: XS – XXL$35.00
Cut strips from your stash or gather your favourite precuts to make fabulous strip quilts that shine! Each pattern will inspire you with its remarkably versatile look and scrappy style, easily achieved with simple strips.
- 60 stunning strip quilts at a great value ? just pennies per pattern
- Choose from sizes ranging from wall hangings and baby quilts to bed-sized quilts, all by top designers
- Includes projects for beginners and experienced quilters in a variety of attractive patchwork styles
This relaxed-fit dress has asymmetric side flare, deep bottom band, back yoke with centre back seam, long tapered sleeves and narrow hems.
Suggested Fabrics Light to medium-weight knits, 2 or 4-way stretch
Multi size XS – XXL$35.00
The Heather Firbank collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum forms an invaluable record of fashionable Edwardian taste over a period of some 15 years.
Beautifully illustrated with new photography of finely crafted evening gowns, tailored suits and glamorous hats, the book also features contemporary photographs and pages from Heather's own albums of fashion cuttings. It vividly maps out the London couture scene of Edwardian Britain, and charts changes in fashion through the tumultuous first decades of the twentieth century.
Through the story of Heather's own life, both joyous and troubled, this book celebrates the central role of clothing in creating a single woman's identity.$59.99
Uniquely styled loose-fitting pullover top. Bias bound scoop neckline, slightly flared long sleeves and extensions that fall from the high hip.
Perfect for stretch fabrics, but equally delightful in soft woven fabrics with drape.
Sizes Included: XS through XL$29.00
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