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Fox News puts a premium on short skirts, high heels

Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 21, 2017
Short skirts and sleeveless dresses became de rigueur, as did 4-inch heels. Most of the on-air female personalities started looking as if they were headed to a bar, not a news station, many with a hint (or more) of cleavage showing and costume jewelry.

Japan panel OKs emperor's abdication, skirts succession

News-Herald.com - Apr 21, 2017
Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers from the palace balcony during a New Year's public appearance with his family members at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. A Japanese government panel has concluded its half-year debate endorsing an ...

Utah civics program requires girls to wear skirts or dresses; no ...

Salt Lake Tribune - Apr 20, 2017
Chloe Collins canvassed for Sen. Bernie Sanders in Nevada last summer. She interns for a community organizer in Utah. But the Cottonwood High School ...

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Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated

by: Claire B. Shaeffer

The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout ― with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.

No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit.
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Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide

by: Tanya Whelan
With her "choose-your-own-adventure" approach to sewing, Tanya Whelan offers an invaluable collection of patterns that empowers sewers to become designers. The trick is a set of patterns for 6 skirts and 8 bodices that line up perfectly at the waist, plus an additional 4 sleeve styles and 4 necklines. Tanya gives readers clear instructions and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams that allow them to use the enclosed pattern pieces to create up to 219 fitted dresses, including simple strapless designs, sheaths, and halter gowns.
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Creative Haven Fabulous Fashions of the 1950s Coloring Book

by: Ming-Ju Sun
Step back in time with these 31 beautifully illustrated pages of styles from the 1950s, perfect for adult coloring. Add vibrant color to a terrific variety of outfits, from full skirts that accentuate tiny waistlines to cardigans and capri pants as well as men's attire for both business and casual wear. Illustrations are printed on one side of the perforated pages for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Fabulous Fashions of the 1950s and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.
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How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns: From store-bought patterns to drafting your own: a complete guide to fashion sewing with confidence

by: Lee Hollahan
An accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item's length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The book's opening chapters present an illustrated guide to the tools, equipment, and fabrics needed for making garments, while also serving as a miniature textbook to teach basic sewing techniques. Chapters that follow offer detailed instruction in adapting and altering a store-bought pattern to suit individual tastes.
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Romanian women promote bike riding in skirts

Hundreds of Romanian women in colourful skirts and high heels cycled through Bucharest and other cities to promote urban biking as a \