From the heavily beaded tubular dress of the 1920s through to the body-skimming shift dress of the 1960s, this book looks at and celebrates the historic shapes, detailing and romance of vintage wedding gowns. Equipped with instructions, patterns and photos, it explores the history of wedding wear and explains how to make a vintage wedding gown inspired by historical fashions and trends. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire everyone who wants to express themself through timeless and elegant styles. AUTHORS: Ciara Phipps is the assistant curator of social history at Southend Museums Service, working extensively with the dress and textiles collection. The daughter of a wedding dress designer and maker, Ciara has spent many years surrounded by bridal gowns. Claire Reed is the conservator at Southend Museums Service, and previously worked as a theatrical costumier and seamstress. She also spent several years working as a self-employed wedding dressmaker. SELLING POINTS:
A beautiful book that gives inspiration and instruction to designers, dressmakers and brides.
Will be of particular interest to wedding dress designers, seamstresses and brides, vintage enthusiasts of 1920s-60s and theatre designers.
Gives two examples of vintage wedding dresses from each decade 1920s to 1960s.
Patterns are taken from original wedding dresses.
Beautifully illustrated with 105 colour close-up photos of historic details and 21 patterns with step-by-step instructions.
Ciara Phipps is an assistant curator and Claire Reed is a conservator for the Southend Museums Service and both have several years' experience in vintage wedding dressmaking. 105 colour photographs, 21 patterns