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Proto Project Runway

dress designing coverDress Designing
Fashions Figures Fabrics Facts
Evans
1971

I am a marginal sewer at best, but even I can see the information isn’t too bad in this book. Of course, the fabrics and styles change but skills for tailoring and patterns probably haven’t changed too much. I am sure modern designers use computers. The book is old and a bit “tired” looking. This one might qualify as a keeper in right collection/library. Designers/tailors please weigh in on this.

Mary

 

 

 

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Fashionable You

looking good coverLooking Good
Nix-Rice
1996

Another fashion choice compliments of your library. Not a bad purchase for 1996 in terms of information. Lots of basics for fit and coordinating fashion choices. Also many of the “live” models are of different sizes and shapes, too bad every single person in this book is white. I guess people of color don’t need fashion help.

We have another mention of that 80s and 90s trend of color analysis. Even back in the day, I could not tell the difference from one season to another or what colors looked “better”. I guess I am doomed to be a pasty librarian wearing the wrong color cardigan.

Mary

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Jazz up your clothes

Clothing Decoration - cover

 

Sunset Ideas for Clothing Decoration
Gonsalves, ed.
1977

 

For all you fashion forward people, here is your book to jazz up any look with embellishments, paints, and other doodads.  Who wouldn’t want their man in a groovy looking caftan with all the bells and whistles. Now you can look groovy at your next swingers meeting with these fashionable looks.

Do yourself a solid and decorate your clothes!

Mary

 

 

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