Garment Construction: A Complete Course on Designing and Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion

Garment Construction: A Complete Course on Designing and Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion

Paperback Illustrated Guide to Sewing

Edited by Peg Couch

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 228mm x 14mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565235096
  • ISBN 13: 9781565235090
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes illustrations includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 166,879

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This title teaches the home seamstress how to make 5 classic garments for both men and women. It shows how to take proper measurements & make common adjustments as well as the basic order of construction for each garment. What are the building blocks of a great wardrobe? For men the shirt and trousers. For women the blouse, skirt, dress and trousers. "The Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Garment Construction" will teach the home seamstress how to make them all, as well as learn how to design and sew garments that flatter their figure and reflect their personal style. From learning how to take proper measurements and make a muslin, to fitting and making common adjustments, the basic order of construction for each garment, such as fitting the bodice before attaching sleeves, is covered. Detailed chapters on elements; sleeves, collars, waistbands, hems and more provide valuable insight on how each piece is created and joined to the whole. This is a perfect book for those who want to make their own clothing for style, fit or just for fun.

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Author information

Peg Couch is an amateur seamstress and book acquisition editor at Fox Chapel Publishing. With over 350 backlist titles, two magazines and over 35 new books each year, Fox Chapel specialises in educating and inspiring crafters working in a variety of mediums including sewing, woodworking and others.

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'a great introduction for those looking to progress to advanced techniques or who want to boost their wardrobe with some well fitting staples.'

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Expert Techniques to Take You from So-So Sewing to Professional Quality Regardless of the fashion details, all clothes are meant to be worn on the body- to be moved in, sat in, breathed in, walked in- and this relationship of design to fit and movement remains the basic factor in their overall construction. The more you understand about how clothes are cut and shaped and how you can contribute to their fit and quality by using the proper sewing techniques, the more satisfying your sewing will become. The Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Garment Construction will teach you how to make the building blocks of a great wardrobe- pants, blouse, skirt, dress, shirt- as well as learn how to choose and sew garments that flatter your figure and reflect your personal style. From learning how to take proper measurements, to choosing fabric and adjusting patterns, you will learn the basic order of construction as well as the details of assembly. Chapters on elements such as sleeves, collars, waistbands, hems, and more provide valuable insight on how each pieces are created and joined to the whole. Mastering and understanding these sewing techniques will enable you to produce clothes that are of a professional quality. Timelss Sewing Techniques that Never Go Out of Fashion The Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series teaches the classic techniques that have been employed by seamstesses and designers for years. Whether making a tailored suit, a little black dress, or custom drapery- this series covers everything you need to know about choosing fabric, taking measurements, altering patterns, fitting, design, and more. Other books in the series include: Couture Techniques Tailoring