It s quick, fun, and easy to create current fashions that incorporate sewing and fashion traditions from all over the world. This fantastic new book includes 20 projects that preserve embroidery motifs and basic costume silhouettes from various cultures. They include a Greek bolero vest, a Japanese sashiko-embroidered jacket, a Scandinavian jacket with decorative braids, and a hankie with French lace and embroidery. Each project includes step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations and uses simple shapes and patterns, enabling sewers of all skill levels to achieve stellar results quickly and easily. It also includes patterns for each of the accessories. Joan Hinds is well known for her eight books on sewing for 18-inch dolls, including her most recent, Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18-Inch Dolls. She also teaches sewing and needlework techniques around the country for shops and sewing guilds, while also being the owner of Fancywork and Fashion.