Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns
Rich selection of dressmaker's patterns from popular, late-19th-century magazine The Voice of Fashion includes 50 garments for women, from day and evening dresses to tennis outfits and undergarments. 498 illustrations.
Historic Costumes and How to Make Them
Practical, informative guidebook shows how to create everything from short tunics worn by Saxon men in the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late 1800s. 81 illustrations.
Girls Style Book
Japanese craft books are loved the world over for their beautiful and practical design, unique aesthetic, and their clear, meticulous and educational instruction. Translated into English for the first time, Girls Style Book contains 24 projects for gorgeous dresses, blouses, outfits and accessories for girls aged 4 - 10. The easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by detailed diagrams, gorgeous full-colour photographs and full-sized pattern sheets. Japanese Craft books are hugely popular, with hundreds of blogs and online craft-communities devoted to their unique aesthetic and meticulous detail. Previously only accessible to Japanese-speakers and those with sewing skills advanced enough to attempt to interpret the patterns with no instruction, this translation will appeal to an already-devoted following and also engage with a whole new market.
One day, while gazing at the night sky, a girl who wished she could fly suddenly turned into a beautiful bird. She flapped her wings and took off into the night sky, departing on an odyssey to many mysterious planets: a forest planet, a snowy planet, a flower-filled planet, a planet full of sweets, and a magical planet. Everywhere she goes, she meets the planet's interesting inhabitants. Get absorbed in this whimsical coloring book filled with intricate scenes by an emerging talent. Intriguing worlds exist above our heads, and now you can bring them to vibrant life with your colored pencils or markers.
The Book of Constellations
This fascinating narrative recounts the history of astronomy and, with more than 100 full-color illustrations, it shows readers how to find the planets and constellations in the night sky. In ancient times, people thought that the Sun, Moon, and stars were gods. They recorded their movements and imagined that the stars made pictures in the sky. The Greeks and the Romans related these "pictures" of animals and men--or constellations--to their legends. They also identified planets and named them for their gods--Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. Their observations marked the first step in the development of astronomy, which today is a sophisticated science. Modern astronomers have followed the tradition of naming heavenly bodies after ancient gods. For instance, the solar system's outer planets weren't identified until after the telescope's invention, but with their discoveries they were named after Uranus, a Greek god of the sky . . . Neptune, the Roman god of the sea . . . and Pluto, the Roman god of the underworld. The author recounts the legends connected with many constellations, including Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Orion, and others. This beautifully illustrated book helps readers navigate their way around the night sky as they learn the significance of heavenly bodies' names. Color photos and illustrations throughout.