Easy Dressmaking Techniques

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Become your own "home couturier"! Even if you have never sewn clothing, these samples are laid out so beautifully, logically, and simply that, if you work them in order, you will acquire a full understanding of dressmaking. From using the machine and reading a pattern to taking measurements, cutting, and hand-stitching, it covers every basic technique. Tack, baste, seam, do facings and interfacings, add darts and bindings, and much more. One by one, learn how to put in collars, cuffs, waistbands, zippers, ...
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Become your own "home couturier"! Even if you have never sewn clothing, these samples are laid out so beautifully, logically, and simply that, if you work them in order, you will acquire a full understanding of dressmaking. From using the machine and reading a pattern to taking measurements, cutting, and hand-stitching, it covers every basic technique. Tack, baste, seam, do facings and interfacings, add darts and bindings, and much more. One by one, learn how to put in collars, cuffs, waistbands, zippers, sleeves, pockets, and buttonholes. Then you're ready to start making a pinafore, lacy blouse, camisole, frilled skirt, satin gown, peasant shirt, cargo pants, and accessories--including hats and muffs. Soon people will be asking you to sew for them!
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  • ISBN-13: 9781863512817
  • Publisher: Milner, Sally Publishing Pty, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: Milner Craft Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Sewing Kit 8
Sewing with a Sewing Machine 8
Sewing Samples 9
Pressing 9
Body Measurement Charts 10
Needle and Thread Chart 13
Reading a Pattern 14
The Toile 16
Cutting Out 16
Tacking 17
Basting 17
Tailor Tacks 18
Seams 18
Facings 21
Interfacing 22
Understitching 22
Topstitching 23
Darts 25
Bias Strips 27
Bindings 28
Rouleaus 29
Gathering 30
Collars 31
Cuffs 33
Waistband 35
Setting in a Zip 36
Sleeves 39
Pockets 42
Pleats 43
Hand-Sewing 44
Buttonholes 45
Sewing on Buttons 46
Hooks and Eyes 48
Patterns 49
Pinafore 50
Lace Blouse 55
Camisole 61
Frilled Skirt 63
Emerald Satin A-Line Gown 67
Disco Top and Pants 72
Velvet Gypsy Waistcoat 78
Peasant Blouse 82
Brocade Skirt 86
Mandarin Jacket and Pedal Pushers 89
Cargo Pants 96
Boys' Shirt 108
Boys' Pyjamas 113
Accessories 121
Flower Embroidered Hat 121
Kerchief 122
Knitted Kerchief 124
Beaded Beret 125
Fur Fabric Muff 127
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