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CLASSIC CLOTHES (article first published : 2002-07-25)

With the exorbitant price tags of retail garments this is a welcome read and practical guide to classic dressing. With years of experience in the fashion industry, Rene Bergh’s book Classic Clothes combines basic designs and sensible styles with inexpensive ideas on how to personalise your wardrobe.

While emphasising the importance of cloth, cut and colour of classic garments, Bergh explains how these components need to be adapted to suit the individual. In one chapter the author presents a step-by-step guide to analysing the figure and goes on to suggest the most flattering styles for each body shape.

Bergh’s comprehensive look at accurate measuring and sizing proves invaluable in defining your figure and enhancing your best features. The novice or professional dressmaker will love the guide to producing your own classic garments.

Extensive instructions and full colour illustrations show how to construct patterns and sew up a range of classic clothes. The imaginative photography captures the beautiful simplicity of classic garments and their uncomplicated designs. The cover features a close-up of two crisp white shirts on a hanger. The author includes advice on adjusting garments and presents ideas for unique finishing touches to personalise your wardrobe. Using a variety of accessories, another chapter shows how a classic outfit may be transformed into a number of different looks to suit any occasion.

As a novice sewer, Classic Clothes prompted me to rethink my wardrobe, discard a few items and make room for some classics I hope to sew myself. Armed with this resourceful guide and renewed enthusiasm, all I need to find is time.

Full of refreshing ideas and practical advice, Classic Clothes is sure to inspire you to produce your own classic look and turn heads with a versatile, timeless and elegant wardrobe.

Published by Struik, Classic Clothes retails at R99.95. – Anita Ballantyne




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