Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Creating Historical Clothes Book Giveaway


Greetings to my followers! I have a copy of 'Creating Historical Clothes' by Elizabeth Friendship to give away. Here's the press release,


"Create stunning costumes for women in a range of historical styles, from the mid-16th century to the
end of the 19th century. Spanning 400 years of fashion history Creating Historical Clothes covers
everything you need to know to create stunning costumes for women.
Taking you from the bodices of the mid-16th century through to the bustles of the Victorian era,
Elizabeth Friendship’s instructions and diagrams will ensure you get each period detail spot on. You’ll
learn to draft and cut patterns to build your own historical costume wardrobe of perfectly fitted and
historically accurate gowns and garments. Friendship’s unique method of pattern drafting ensures that
they can be adapted to fit wearers of all shapes and sizes.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with historical paintings and illustrations Creating Historical Clothes is

ideal for costume students, professional historical dressmakers and amateur costume enthusiasts alike."

I was very impressed by this book. The patterns and instructions were easy to follow and the book was well illustrated throughout.

So if you would like to win a copy please add your name in the comments below. I do have to sadly moderate the comments first due to spam messaging so your name may not appear straight away. The competition closes on December 10th at 09.00 UK time. The winner will be chosen by random and I will announce the name on my blog on the 11th December.






43 comments:

Lauren Stowell said...

I would love to have this book!

Sarah W said...

I too would love this book!

Gemma MacDonald said...

Would love a copy of this book! Thanks for hosting natalie. Gemma Macdonald.

Sylvia said...

This is indeed an interesting book, count me in! - Sylvia Leever

Kimme said...

I love new costume books. New hints and tips, new ideas and techniques. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Kleidung um 1800 said...

What a lovely idea! I already have Elizabeth Friendships's book on menswear, which proofed to be a great source for creating my husband's garments.
I'd loved to have her latest book as there's always something new to learn :)

Sabine

Ju Lee said...

I want the book too!
My real name: Juliana Lopes

Sarah said...

What a great book! I would love to win it!

Katarina-otb said...

Me too)

vintagevisions27 said...

Sounds like a great book! I would love to win a copy.
-Emily

Emily's Vintage Visions

Katie said...

Intriguing! I had never heard of this book before. :) -Katie Jacobs

BlackAngel said...

I (Nicole S). would be happy to win this fabulous book!

Sandi said...

Count me in, too! Sandi.

Sally in Wales said...

This looks a really useful addition to the costuming shelf

Rozy Lass said...

What a wonderful addition to my library! Count me in.

accessoryqueen1 said...

From your description, if I'm not the lucky recipient, I will have to put this on my birthday wish list!
Natalie if I luck out and get picked you'll need to let me pay the postage since I'm across the pond!

Julia Ergane said...

I would like to be considered for this as well. Thank you.

vintagevisions27 said...

I've also shared your giveaway on my blog http://vintagevisions27.blogspot.com/2013/12/spreading-holiday-cheer.html
-Emily

Emily's Vintage Visions

Tracey Walker said...

I love your blog and I would love to have this book. Tracey Walker072 ticecti

kittycalash.com said...

What a lovely book! And an era I'd like to try!
Kirsten (Kitty Calash)

Anne Fenimore said...

This looks like an interesting and wonderful book to have. Thanks for doing this giveaway - Anne Fenimore

Alena Sinelnik said...

Wow , I like this book too!It is very amazing book!

marchek said...

You work is absolutely stunning!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I'd like to add my name to the mix

Nereida said...

It seems to be a fantastic book. I would love to have a copy of it!

Nereida

lahbluebonnet said...

Oh how exciting! I would love to participate!
Laurie

quinnmburgess said...

Add me to the list! It can never hurt to have more information on building historic costumes. :)

Best,
Quinn

Julia Brown said...

Love the blog & thanks for the giveaway!
-Julia B.
coenobita54 [at] gmail [dot] com

Tempus Aureum said...

I would love a copy of this book. I have not seen the earlier book but I'm sure the perspective will be interesting and however knowledgeable one is there is always something new to learn.

Whether or not I win, I'm so glad you are blogging again. Your writing is unique and your posts always a welcome sight.

Jen Bristow said...

Count me in! I would love it as I have a friend that it would be perfect for! Jennifer ristow

Rachelle said...

I would love to win this book, having great fun making historical costumes at the moment and the book sounds like a great assist in this

eva´s kleidertruhe said...

This seems to be a fabulous book! I would love to have it!

Jennilee Cookman said...

Oh, please enter my name! I'm just getting into full on historical sewing and this sounds like an invaluable resource. Jennilee Cookman.

jeffry said...

thank you for this nice giveaway.
The book sounds wonderfull.

Crystal Marinelli said...

What a generous giveaway!

Rose Pearl Cameo said...

I would love to own this book! I love anything about historical clothes and history, especially the eras covered in this book. This is definitely a wish-list book! -Stacie Uchimi

Steven Marg said...

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Beth said...

What a great book. E.A.Collins

Beth said...

What a great book

Michael Deibert said...

This would be a great addition to any costume library!

Rebecca said...

Please count me in, too! Thanks so much for offering this, Natalie! :-)

ann said...

I have to say that this book looks useful and a great addition to a library for anyone interested in authentic and accurate making of historical costume - an inspiration! It is generous of you to share both the book and your experience and advice in your blog. Always interesting tips here! Cheers Ann

My heart is here said...

I´d love to have and read this book!

Fichu1800 said...

Thank you for entering the competition. It has now closed. I will announce the winner tomorrow.