The Dressmaker's Technique Bible

The Dressmaker's Technique Bible : A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing Techniques

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This is a complete resource of techniques for designing and making clothes, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishements, or designing garments from scratch.Easy-to-follow, highly illustrated instructions explain the essential dressmaking techniques - and for advanced sewers, couture techniques - allowing you to work confidently from a pattern to create beautiful clothes that fit perfectly.It features an at-a-glance guide to basic garment shapes and styles, cross referenced with the relevant techniques throughout the book.Suitable for beginners, or those who are already designing or making their own clothes, this is the perfect book for honing dressmaking skills and inspiring fashionable new designs.
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Product details

  • Spiral bound | 256 pages
  • 164 x 196 x 28mm | 681g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0715329545
  • 9780715329542
  • 31,575

Table of contents

Introduction; Tools & Equipment: sewing machines, patterns, threads...; Body Shapes Guide; Style Grid: shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts...; Fabric; Manipulations: Seams, darts, tucks...; Techniques: waist, cuffs, collars, sleeves, necklines...; Embellishment Ideas: top stitching, machine embroidery, beads...; Fabric Guide; Glossary & Resources; Index.
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About Lorna Knight

Lorna Knight specialized in textiles at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. After working as a designer's assistant, she spent ten years teaching Design and Technology in middle schools in the UK before setting up a business designing and making lingerie and running workshops teaching a wide range of sewing skills. She continues to run workshops which involve passing on hints and tips from both the couture and high street fashion worlds, enabling her students to create their own garments and projects. Lorna also writes regularly for Sewing World magazines and has contributed to many sewing books and other fashion sewing publications.
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This book is a great help to anyone who only started to sew. It explains several techniques in a clear and easy way. It says that it's also for more advanced people, but I would highly recommend this book to beginners. Illustrations are simple, language is easy to understand. There is also a little dictionary at the end, explaining all the terms used in the book. I also like the fact that it's very colourful and eye-catching. Beautiful in and out :)show more
by Sylwia Keller
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