This site uses cookies to function. To confirm you are happy with this and want to continue using our site, please click here. Read our cookie usage policy for more details on how we use cookies.

Item Search

Not sure what to add to your online wishlist? Search for gifts you might want to add.

6 things matched "for clothes sizes"

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
'Part glamorous travelogue, part slow-burn mystery, this full-bodied tale of a runaway is at once formally inventive and heartbreakingly familiar... (It's also insanely funny.)' -- Lena DunhamFrom the acclaimed author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers comes a tensely drawn, spellbinding literary thriller that gets to the heart of what defines us as human beings-the singular identity we create for ourselves in the world and the myriad alternative identities that lie just below the surface.In Vendela Vida's taut and mesmerizing novel of ideas, a woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. Almost immediately, while checking into her hotel, she is robbed, her passport and all identification stolen. The crime is investigated by the police, but the woman feels there is a strange complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities-she knows she'll never see her possessions again.Stripped of her identity, she feels both burdened by the crime and liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone at all. Then, a chance encounter with a film crew provides an intriguing opportunity: A producer sizes her up and asks, would she be willing to be the body-double for a movie star filming in the city? And so begins a strange journey in which she'll become a stand-in-both on-set and off-for a reclusive celebrity who can no longer circulate freely in society while gradually moving further away from the person she was when she arrived in Morocco.Infused with vibrant, lush detail and enveloped in an intoxicating atmosphere-while barely pausing to catch its breath-The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is a riveting, entrancing novel that explores freedom, power and the mutability of identity.
Buy it from
£7.19
£8.99
Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes
Many of us first learned the naked truth about vanity from the classic story of "The Emperor's New Clothes", and now comes a new look for the next generation to serve as a cautionary tale for fashionistas. Crafted from the heart of this time - honored fairytale comes an empowering new memoir celebrating the life of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, a one-time Warhol muse, Studio 54 pin up, and real-life princess, who challenged the centuries - old traditions of beauty, style, and protocol to create a wardrobe for women by a working woman. Her revolutionary wrap dress liberated women to be their most active and natural selves, setting entirely new, realistic, and exciting fashion standards for women everywhere. Fairy tale and haute couture mix magically in this re-imagined fairytale created by fashion writer and internationally bestselling author Camilla Morton and art directed exclusively by Diane von Furstenberg herself. As the adventures of this iconic designer and the story's young empress unfold, discover all the colors, shapes, and sizes of inspiration to empower your own happily ever after. About the "Fashion Fairytale Memoir Series". Each book in this inspired series from fashion writer Camilla Morton inventively re-imagines one of our favorite once upon a time stories, blending with it the real-life story of a famed fashion designer. Featuring lush illustrations drawn and collaged by the designers themselves, these tales illuminate each iconic individual's creative magic while celebrating their unique lives and extraordinary careers. The result is an intriguing combination of whimsy and memoir.
Buy it from
£12.99
Behind the Seams Tour for Two at the Famous Angel's Costumes
Go behind the scenes of the BAFTA-award winning Angels Costumes. Discover the incredible 175-year history of the world’s foremost provider of costumes to the entertainment industry, having supplied costumes to West End productions, the world-famous Madame Tussauds and a host of TV shows and film productions. Based in North London, Angels now offers the curious the chance to explore their warehouse, chock full of iconic costumes from the world of entertainment – a dream for any fashion or film fan. You’ll follow your guide around the site through each department and onto the processes that help take costumes from ideas to reality. Literally thousands of costumes await. You’ll hear first-hand accounts of working on amazing productions that include: Harry Potter, The Crown, Downton Abbey, Wicked and Game of Thrones. You’ll also see clothes made for A-listers like Johnny Depp, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. Who knows? There might even be a celeb having a costume fitting on the day! What's Included? Behind the Seams tour of Angels Costumes for Two See costumes made famous in the West End and Hollywood Hear first-hand accounts of production on the likes of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones Tour all the departments from tailoring to the badge room Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival you’ll meet your guide before setting out on your 2 hour tour. There are over 8 miles worth of rails and over 1 million items to behold. You’ll tour all the departments, including: Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, the Badge Room, Armoury and the Warehouse. Participant guidelines Minimum age: 14 (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) Wheelchair users are welcome. Please let them know in advance if you or a member of your group is a wheelchair user For the Angels Costume Tour, taking photographs for personal use is permitted. However, filming video footage of any kind is not permitted The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability Your voucher is valid for 12 months. The tour runs on selected weekdays at 10.30 and 14.00 throughout the year. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 2 hours for the full experience What should I wear? We recommend comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet throughout Additional information The tour group sizes are limited to 15 people to ensure you have a positive experience and you can easily see your guide. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. Location: London - HendonPlease Note: If you’re purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.
Buy it from
£85.00
Creating Historical Clothes
This stunning collection of period garments spans 400 years of fashion, from 1550 to 1900. Draft your own made-to-measure patterns to create perfectly fitted bodices, sleeves, skirts, trousers and much more. This unique method of pattern cutting ensures that, regardless of differences between the historical garment and the modern wearer, the clothes will fit all shapes and sizes perfectly, and patterns can be drafted from illustrations or paintings where no original exists. Easy-to-follow instructions for adapting the basic patterns enable the cutter to recreate any historical style, while simple illustrations and diagrams demonstrate how to emphasize the period elements and achieve the correct shapes. Lavishly illustrated with historical paintings and portraits, this practical book will both guide and inspire the reader throughout.
Buy it from
£24.00
Sewing Basics for Every Body
Follow Wendy Ward's tutorials to make a capsule wardrobe of 20 classic garments, suitable for any body regardless of gender, age or body shape. Wendy's style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make clothes out of both woven and knitted fabrics that are a joy to wear. There are five styles of button-down shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, and three different styles of trousers, jackets and jumpsuits, all made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down. These are core basics that you'll turn to time and again and all these garments can be worn by any body, regardless of gender, age and body shape. Suitable for both beginners and those more experienced in dressmaking, each project has multiple versions from easy to more technically challenging. Plus, there is a comprehensive techniques section covering everything from sewing a fly zip to making a traditional shirt collar, alongside the fundamentals such as different seam and hem finishes. Patterns for the five basic garments and all the variations to make 20 different designs are included in the book on three pull-out, full-scale, multi-sized pattern sheets. Each pattern covers 10 sizes and there's no need for downloading or scaling-up patterns, just trace off the pieces that you need and off you go!
Buy it from
£12.99
Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume
Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume is a practical guide featuring patterns for the most important garments worn by men between the 16th and 19th centuries. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to cut patterns for 'average' and individual measurements - with expert advice on how to adapt patterns to fit men of all shapes and sizes. Introductions to each section describe the major developments in men's dress - revealing how garments evolved - and patterns for period garments for which there are no actual examples are based on contemporary paintings. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of diagrams, this is a much-awaited and valuable addition to the library of costume-makers in all fields. Features a new system of drafting patterns for men's period costume. Includes patterns for the most important non-fashionable garments (worn from the 16th to the 19th centuries) plus clothes in vogue from the middle of the 16th to the end of the 18th centuries. Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams accompanied by step-by-step instructions for period garments, plus a few versatile theatrical designs.
Buy it from
£32.99
£31.99

What are you looking for?