Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from The 1920s to 1980s



The editors of BurdaStyle introduce key fashion looks of the past and deconstructs them so sewers can learn to use these iconic elements to make their own stylish clothes. Using five basic patterns for a dress, blouse, trousers, trench and skirt, the book gives step-by-step instruction on how to apply versatile techniques from the 1920s through to the 1980s to create an inspiring collection of fresh, new looks. Fashion designers have always looked back to move forward and budding designers and fashion savvy sewers will use this indispensable resource as a springboard to an amazing range of sewing possibilities!

Hardcover; 216 pages, plus patterns

1 in stock


Praise for Sewing Vintage Modern:

“A growing number of nostalgic hobbyists lately seek to revive the magic and glamour of other eras, stitching together their frocks to create looks not found on the rack. Guiding this trend are Nora Abousteit, a founder of, and Jamie Lau…Following their lead, anyone with a Singer and nimble fingers can whip up a homage to Garbo, like a delicate 1930s-style day dress.” –“The New York Times”

“As I flipped through the pages, I found item after item just begging to be added to my wardrobe…this book is definitely going to keep me sewing–and stylish–for a long time to come!” –Haley Pierson-Cox, “Craftzine”

“This book makes you feel like the possibilities for a single pattern are endless.” –“Sew Well”

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