Patternmaker and sewing expert Elizabeth Haywood offers you a comprehensive sewing reference like no other. Are you comfortable with a sewing machine? Moved beyond the sewing basics? Here's the book you'll refer to again and again for reliable, practical, easy-to-follow advice.
Among the many techniques included, you'll learn how to...
Install any type of zip
Sew a perfect dart, first time
Make a concealed front
Fit sleeves to large upper arms
Sew a men's waistband
Cuff a pair of trousers
Make a pattern for a jacket lining (and then sew it)
Develop your sewing skills, master new techniques and discover the answer to your sewing questions. With over 3,000 detailed illustrations, step-by-step instructions, clever ideas, troubleshooting and fitting advice all arranged in 41 chapters, The Dressmaker's Companion will enable you to sew with confidence.
Winner of the 30th Benjamin Franklin Award for best craft book and silver medal winner for best large format cover.
|Edition description:||The Dressmaker's Companion|
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About the Author
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
Alterations for over 50's
Buttons and buttonholes
Front stands and tab fronts
Measurements and ease
Shirt cuffs and plackets
Vents and splits