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The editors of BurdaStyle inrtoduce key fashion looks of the past and deconstructs them so sewers can learn to use these iconic elements to make their own sylish 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 sweres will use this indispensible resource as a springboard to an amazing range of sewing possibilities.