A complete resource of techniques for designing and making clothes, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments, or designing garments from scratch.
This book is an essential dressmaking techniques guide. It includes an at-a-glance guide to basic garment shapes and styles, and cross-references the relevant techniques throughout the book, with advice on construction techniques, suggested fabrics, and embellishments. The advice given in these pages will allow you to work confidently from a pattern to create beautiful clothes with a perfect fit, no matter your skill level.
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About the Author
Lorna Knight specialized in textiles at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. After working as a designer's assistant, she spent ten years teaching Design and Technology in middle schools in the UK before setting up a business designing and making lingerie and running workshops teaching a wide range of sewing skills. She continues to run workshops that involve passing on hints and tips from both the couture and high street fashion worlds, enabling her students to create their own garments and projects. Lorna also writes regularly for Sewing World magazine and has contributed to many sewing books and other fashion sewing publications. She is also the author of The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible (Krause). She resides in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm a complete novice at sewing, I even failed that section of home-ec! Despite that this book managed to show me all the basics of making my own clothing (not just dresses) and many different techniques that will be hugely useful in a way that I could easily understand and learn to do for myself. It took what seemed like a huge undertaking and showed me how simple (and valuable) it could be!
This book is great for the beginner and experienced sewer. I have been sewing for many years but there are lots of techniques I have heard of but never been shown how to do. The book has great photos and explains how to do each technique very clearly. This is now my favorite reference for sewing.