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The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction helps you master all of the techniques needed to sew clothesincluding tops, dresses, pants, skirts, and even outerwear. This technique-driven book follows the entire process of clothing construction, including a section on the sewing machine and other tools/materials used, information on working with patterns and fitting, laying out the pattern pieces, cutting and marking, and on through every step of construction to the final button. Large, detailed photos guide you from start to finish and help give you a visual basis for learning the skills. This comprehensive guide is a long-lasting reference for anyone who sews clothes. It fills in all the technique details not supplied by manufacturers of the clothing patterns that most sewers use for all of their projects. The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction explains the reasons behind the methods, warns of pitfalls to watch out for, and provides you with valuable tips that help you reach a satisfying, successful end with every project. Examples show both men's and women's fashions as well as children's clothes.
|Publisher:||Creative Publishing int'l|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Christine Haynes has been sewing since she was 10 years old, when she learned from her mother in small-town Michigan. She has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and started her own line of vintage-inspired sewing patterns in 2011. Her first book, Chic & Simple Sewing, published by Potter Craft in 2009, led to a career teaching sewing, which she still does today in Los Angeles and at conferences like the Craftcation Conference (2011-2014) and the American Sewing Guild Conference (2012). Christine's work has been seen in many sewing magazines and press outlets such as The New York Times, Threads Magazine, Sew News Magazine, The New York Post, Sew Stylish Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart's Radio Channel, and NBC's Today Show, and Christine was a guest on season two of PBS' Sew It All. She also teaches her 1960's inspired Sassy Librarian Blouse on-line at Craftsy and contributes to the Craftsy blog. Visit Christine's website www.ChristineHaynes.com or popular blog, City Stitching, www.ChristineHaynes.Blogspot.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought the nook ebook version. The pictures are large and very clear. It is a well put together overview and set of tutorials on sewing construction. There is an example for almost every fundamental. I bought the Singer reference first and this book is much better for someone learning to sew or understand techniques. It is much better than searching the web for rituals add I can compare and get a browser understanding from this book. Wonderful.
I have only been sewing for a few months, and this book visually breaks down step by step key garment sewing techniques. It is easy to follow and visually stunning. I highly recommend. I would give it five stars if it had more information for sewing knits.