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  • Tidens tecken – the best fashion history book ever

    I don’t actually own this brilliant book. But if you count all the months I’ve borrowed it from library during the last 20+ years, you could say the book has been in my possession for over a year. It’s a Swedish book and called Tidens…

  • Sewing book review: Bridal couture by Susan Khalje

    If I would ever make an acknowledgment speech about the bridal dress I did, Susan Khalje’s book Bridal Couture (Amazon affiliate link) would get a very special mention. Without this book I would have failed miserable on so many levels. The sort of construction that this…

  • The cut of women’s clothes

    I recently picked up the book The cut of women’s clothes 1600-1930 by Norah Waugh from the library. It’s a total pattern geek/history buff read, packed full with pattern diagrams raging from the 1600’s to the 1920’s and also contains pretty through introductions to the styles, materials and assembly methods of…

  • Fashion Inside Out
    by Daniel Vosovic

    Remember Daniel Vosovic? The young, soft spoken, drama free finalist in Project Runway season 2. He lost out to the more experienced Chloe Dao, but still made a lasting impression on many of us. After PR he has been working mostly behind the scenes, but I…

  • My biggest book obsession

    I gone through longing, love, jealousy and even contemplated lying. Such strong holding power did this book have over me when I was a teenager. I discovered the fashion tome a hidden corner in my local library when I was 16. It was large and…

  • The swimsuit – a fashion history

    Although I already own the perfect bathing suit and won’t be making one myself anytime soon, the book The swimsuit was a very inspiring read. And this book is not just about pretty pictures of vintage bathing suits, it also does a great job telling…