The Dressmaker's Companion: A practical guide to sewing clothes

The Dressmaker's Companion: A practical guide to sewing clothes

by Elizabeth Haywood

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780646985473
Publisher: Elizabeth Haywood
Publication date: 04/30/2018
Edition description: The Dressmaker's Companion
Pages: 460
Sales rank: 868,055
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Haywood always loved making clothes. She trained as a clothing patternmaker and worked in many interesting areas of the fashion industry in Australia and overseas for 20 years. Her experience includes ladies wear, bridal gowns, formal and race wear, swimwear, corporate and school uniforms, sports uniforms and assorted theatre costumes.
For several years she taught sewing to students ranging from beginners to advanced. She also worked as a knitting pattern writer, technical editor and technical feature writer.
She is passionate about beautiful fitting clothes, great cut, understanding garment construction and developing sewing skills.
Elizabeth now lives in the country with her young family, where she writes the fashion and sewing blog The Craft of Clothes at www.lizhaywood.com.au

Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgements

Alterations for over 50's

Belt loops

Belts

Bias Cut

Bias Strips

Binding

Buttons and buttonholes

Collars

Construction

Cutting

Darts

Facings

Front stands and tab fronts

Gathering

Godets

Handsewing essentials

Hems

Interfacing

Linings

Measurements and ease

Mitres

Overlocker FAQs

Party Fabrics

Patternmaking Essentials

Piping

Pleats

Pockets

Pressing

Rouleau

Seams

Shirt cuffs and plackets

Shirt yokes

Shoulder pads

Sleeves

Stain removal

Strapless tops

Topstitching

Tucks

Vents and splits

Waistbands

Zips

Glossary

Further Reading

Index

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