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INTRODUCING...

Cinema Style Ever since the beginning of cinema, the costumes have been a vital element of the narrative, and have even helped actors to “find” their role. Yet, their importance has not always been recognized: The costume designers of the very first films were not mentioned in the credits, and although the film industry grew and grew, the Oscar Awards category of Best Costume Design was not introduced until 1948. With this special edition we are honouring the masters of costume design, like Adrian, Edith Head, Edward Stevenson, Howard Greer or Theodora Van Runkle. Their work has inspired us to create patterns based on costumes of the most memorable films in cinematic history, among them Sabrina, A Streetcar Named Desire, Singin’ in the Rain, Rosemary’s Baby, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Grease. Go ahead and create your very own Hollywood style!


Proyects

A Streetcar Named Desire

Singin’ in the Rain

Crochet t-shirt

Transparent raincoat

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Bonnie & Clyde

Rosemary’s Baby

Knitted beret

Refashion shirt

Jacket “Pink Lady”

París, Texas

101 Dalmatians

The Great Gatsby

The Revenant

Knitted backless dress

Pencil skirt

1920s dress

Irregular vest

Sabrina

Cocktail dress

Vertigo

Refashion jumper & blouse

Grease

Sleep mask

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Index 3

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INTRODUCTION

Crochet t-shirt

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62

A Streetcar Named Desire

Transparent raincoat

10

64

Singin’ in the Rain

Cocktail dress

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66

Sabrina

Sleep mask

18

68

Vertigo

Knitted beret

22

70

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Jacket “Pink Lady”

26

72

Bonnie & Clyde

Knitted backless dress

28

76

Rosemary’s Baby

Pencil Skirt

34

78

Grease

1920s dress

38

80

Paris, Texas

Irregular vest

42

82

101 & 102 Dalmatians

Refashion: from shirt to nightgown

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The Great Gatsby 50

The Revenant 55

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Refashion: jumper and blouse FULL SCALE PATTERNS You can find the full scale patterns at the end of the book, folded neatly and printed in colour on both sides of the sheet.

GLOSSARY OF SEWING, KNITTING AND CROCHET TERMS 59 PATTERNS 5


A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

Crochet t-shirt CROCHET

SKILL LEVEL

Ever since its ”birth” at the beginning of the 20th century, the influence of Hollywood on fashion has been omnipresent. It positively flourished after the First World War, attracting more and more spectators, which led to the so-called “star system”. These stars were actors playing highly praised and admired roles that turned into examples everybody should follow. During the first five decades of the last century, they had a huge influence on fashion, introducing many new concepts and styles (like Audrey Hepburn’s famous bateau neckline in Sabrina, Joan Fontaine’s cardigan from the Hitchcock film Rebecca, or the Apollo jumper from The Shining). In A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando introduces the plain white cotton t-shirt to fashion. From that moment on, it became very popular and men started to wear it not only as an undergarment, but also as outerwear. The creator of this style was Lucinda Ballard who was honoured for it with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

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Films & Style In this pattern we wanted to imitate the form of the classic white undershirt that became popular as an outer garment thanks to this film.

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Décolleté Sabrina One of the garments most often cited by fashion and cinema enthusiasts is the black dress with the knotted straps Sabrina wears to the ball. Givenchy called its unique neckline, designed to cover the collarbone on the protagonist’s request, décolleté Sabrina.

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Green Mood Madeleine may be more elegant, but we are smitten with Judy’s green jumper. With our easy D.I.Y project you can make your own.

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” ! s k n a bb o r e “W Bonnie Parker

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Instructions Knitted beret > P. 68

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Pink & Rebel The Pink Ladies, the most rebellious girl gang of Rydell High School, have inspired us to design this pink jacket. Don’t be afraid and get Rizzo’s style now!

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All sizes

Following row (RS): Cast off 12 stitches, k until the end of the row.

Following row (RS): Cast off 12 stitches, k until the end of the row.

Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 4 stitches.

Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 4 stitches.

Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [60 (64, 66) stitches].

Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [60 (64, 66) stitches].

Following row (RS): Cast off 4 stitches, k until the end of the row.

Following row (RS): Cast off 4 stitches, k until the end of the row.

Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [68 (72, 74) stitches].

Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 8 stitches.

Only size XL:

Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [64 (68, 70) stitches].

Following row (RS): Cast off 12 stitches, k until the end of the row.

Following row (RS): Cast off 8 stitches, k until the end of the row.

Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches.

Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [68 (72, 74) stitches]. Only sizes (M-L and XL) Following row (RS): Cast off 12 stitches, k until the end of the row. Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [- (72, 74) stitches].

Right front piece, all size Following row (RS), right armhole: Cast off 12 stitches, k23 (25, 23), cast off 16 (18, 20) stitches, k15 (15, 17). Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 8 stitches. Knit 4 rows in garter stitch [64 (68, 70) stitches]. Following row (RS), button hole row 1: k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k 27 (31, 33), * cast off 2 stitches, k7; repeat from * one more time, cast off 2 stitches, k3. Following row (WS), button hole row 2: k4, * cast on 2 stitches, k8; repeat from * one more time, cast on 2 stitches, k until the end of the row. Knit 4 rows in garter stitch [64 (68, 70) stitches]. Cast off all the stitches.

Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [- (-, 74) stitches] Following row (WS), right armhole: k16 (16, 18), cast on 16 (18, 20) stitches, k22 (24, 22), sm, k2, cast on 8 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [64 (68, 70) stitches]. Following row (RS): Cast off 8 stitches, k until the end of the row. Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [68 (72, 74) stitches]. Following row (RS): Cast off 12 stitches, k until the end of the row. Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 4 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [60 (64, 66) stitches]. Following row (RS): Cast off 4 stitches, k until the end of the row. Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [68 (72, 74) stitches].

Only sizes (M-L and XL): Following row (RS): Cast off 12 stitches, k until the end of the row. Following row (WS): k until reaching the stitch marker, sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [- (72, 74) stitches].

Back

All sizes:

All size:

Following row (RS): Cast off 12 stitches, k until the end of the row.

Following row (RS), left armhole: Cast off 8 stitches, k23 (25, 23), cast off 16 (18, 20) stitches, k15 (15, 17). Following row (WS), left armhole: k16 (16, 18), cast on 16 (18, 20) stitches, k22 (24, 22), sm, k2, cast on 12 stitches. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch [68 (72, 74) stitch].

Finishing Sew on the buttons in a diagonal line as shown in the picture. We recommend trying on the vest to determine the exact position of the buttons. Weave in the ends and block as needed.

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Rosemary’s Baby From shirt to nightdress REFASHION SKILL LEVEL SIZES

CUSTOM

TIP Use a cotton or flannel shirt, depending on the season.

Vertigo Green jumper REFASHION SKILL LEVEL SIZES

COSTUM

TIP Don’t try making big modifications on the jumper, as knit fabrics might be quite difficult to sew without a serger.

MATERIALS MATERIALS

• A jumper

• 3 buttons

• A blouse of your usual size with a neckline similar to the jumper’s

• 2 m (2.2 yds.) of insertion lace trimming (for the applications), a piece of wide satin ribbon (for the bow) • A shirt that is one or two sizes bigger than your usual size

INSTRUCTIONS 1 Cut the shirt in two horizontally, right below the sleeves. Cut off the lower quarter of the sleeves.

PARA ESTE REMAKE NECESITAMOS UN JERSEY DE PUNTO Y UNA CAMISA . EL JERSEY LO DEJAREMOS INTACTO, PERO DE LA CAMISA CORTAREMOS EL COMO VEMOS EN LA SIGUIENTE IMAGEN. ( DEBEMOS TENER EN CUENTA QU DEL CUELLO DE AMBOS SEA DE LA MISMA MEDIDA Y RECORDAR EN DEJAR A LA HORA DE CORTAR)

2 Open the collar seams and cut it to form a crew neck. Sew on the buttons you have chosen for your nightdress and hem the sleeves.

INSTRUCTIONS 1 Cut the collar and the cuffs off the blouse leaving 1 or

2 cm (0.30 or 0.79 in) of seam allowance.

ESTE REMAKE NECESITAMOS UN JERSEY DE PUNTO Y UNA CAMISA . 2 PARA Sew the collar and thePERO cuffs theCORTAREMOS jumper and trim EL JERSEY LO DEJAREMOS INTACTO, DE LAon CAMISA EL CUELLO Y LOS PUÑOS

COMO VEMOS EN LA SIGUIENTE IMAGEN. ( DEBEMOS TENER EN CUENTA QUE EL CONTORNO the edges.

3 Sew the lace trimming onto the upper bodice and

the sleeves (at about 5 or 8 cm (2 or 3 in) from the sleeve hem). Then, pull a cord or ribbon through the lace trimming as shown in the picture.

DEL CUELLO DE AMBOS SEA DE LA MISMA MEDIDA Y RECORDAR EN DEJAR 1.5 CM PARA LAS COSTURAS A LA HORA DE CORTAR)

1

2

COSEREMOS LOS PUÑOS PARTE INTERIOR DE NUE LO REMATAREMOS Y LIS YA TENEMOS UN BONITO

4 Join the upper and the lower bodice, turning the

lower part back to front (the button facing is at the back now). Finish by attaching the bow to the front and hem the neckline.

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