Dressmaking

Dressmaking

by Alison Smith, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
     
 

Perfect for anyone interested in sewing — whether it's updating an old top or creating an A-line skirt from scratch — Dressmaking covers everything one needs to know to make, alter, and customize clothes.

Sewers will discover what supplies to buy and how to use them, the best fabrics to choose based on drape and weave, how to understand

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Perfect for anyone interested in sewing — whether it's updating an old top or creating an A-line skirt from scratch — Dressmaking covers everything one needs to know to make, alter, and customize clothes.

Sewers will discover what supplies to buy and how to use them, the best fabrics to choose based on drape and weave, how to understand patterns and alter them, and the essential general techniques to master — plus patterns and detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for a skirt, dress, shirt, tee, jacket, and pair of pants — including suggested variations!

Finishing up with tips and inspiration on alterations, repairs, and customizing any clothes, from dealing with holes and tears to lengthening and shortening sleeves, this handy guide is the dressmaking bible no budding seamstress should be without.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The trademark characteristics of DK's books—extensive color photographs and straightforward presentation—are present yet again in British dressmaking instructor Smith's first book. All of the basics of garment sewing are included, from sewing techniques to supplies, but the highlight of the book is the information about adjusting patterns and sewing specific garment features, such as in-seam pockets or invisible zippers. Patterns for several garments are included, but they need to be printed, drafted by hand onto pattern paper, or enlarged on a copier. VERDICT While there's enough basic information here for novices, Dressmaking works better as an encyclopedic reference for experienced garment sewists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756698201
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/20/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
373,710
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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