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Complete Guide to Dressmaking
All the Essential Techniques and Skills You Need. Complete Guide
A beautifully presented technique-resource, this is a guide for dressmakers new to the craft and for those who want to take their skills further.
This definitive how-to book features scores of step-by-step sequences showing every kind of technique, from simply using and adapting paper patterns, to specialist couture-inspired seaming techniques that will take your garment-making skills to a new level.
Author Jules Fallon runs a hugely popular and over-subscribed series of dressmaking classes, which means she knows exactly the techniques that everyone gets stuck on. She brings her neat tricks and sage advice to all aspects of the book, and especially to the "Help!" features: troubleshooting fixes for the real-world mistakes that are part of our dressmaking experience.
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This resource will be vital for newbies and experienced stitchers alike, who are in need of a refresher. It covers all the major techniques you'll need to become a confident dressmakerfrom pattern cutting and altering to shaping and finishing techniques. It's built on years of teaching experience, so the handy trouble shooters will answer all of your questions before you've even had the chance to ask them! * Sew magazine * A fantastic resource for all dressmakers, especially suitable for those new to dressmaking. Learn all the skills and techniques you need with step-by-step guidance throughout the book. Take your garment-making skills to another level. From choosing fabric and thread to couture sewing skills, it's all here in an easy-to-use format with clear photos and instructions. Please note that this book was also published as a hardback by another publisher. Includes all aspects of sewing including adapting patterns, cutting, pinning, seams, pockets, openings and closures, buttonholes, zips, sleeves, cuffs, collars, waistbands, cords, lace, frills, topstitching, working with stretch fabrics, hemming, linings and estimating fabric requirements. Great tips throughout the book too. An excellent resource. * Karen Platt * This is a superb book covering everything you need to know when dressmaking -- Karen Turnton * Customer review * The book says it's the complete guide, and believe me it is really just that. And much much more. -- Lynne Callister * Customer review * brimming full of information and helpful tips. -- Gereldine Curtis * Customer review * Complete guide to dress making says it all really. -- Shelly Lou Penk * Customer review *