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The Dressmaking Technique Bible
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BE Spiral bound
  • Publication: 29 August 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446304921
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 145x195 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: £15.99 incl. VAT

The Dressmaking Technique Bible

£15.99 incl. VAT

by Lorna Knight (Author)

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Book Description

All the guidance you need to create beautiful clothes, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments or starting from scratch.
The step by step instructions for a wide range of dressmaking techniques from basic patterns through to couture designs makes it suitable for beginners as well as sewers with more experience.
Easy-to-follow, highly illustrated instructions explain the essential dressmaking techniques - allowing you to work confidently from a pattern to create beautiful clothes that fit perfectly. It features an at-a-glance guide to basic garment shapes and styles, cross referenced with the relevant techniques throughout the book.
Includes advice on body shape, choosing the right fabric for the right garment as well as decorative sewing techniques such as embroidery and applique. It features step techniques for making basic garment details including waistbands, hems, sleeves, cuffs, necklines, collars, fastenings, pockets and linings.
Suitable for beginners, or those who are already designing or making their own clothes, this is the perfect book for honing dressmaking skills and inspiring fashionable new designs.

About the Author

About Lorna Knight

Lorna Knight specializes in clothing/textiles, with a degree from Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh. After a decade of teaching in schools she now runs sewing workshops at her studio in the Staffordshire Moorlands. She offers a range of sewing workshops teaching couture techniques; lingerie skills; all about overlocking and beginner’s classes. She has contributed to several craft magazines over the years and has written several sewing reference books including The Dressmaking Technique Bible and The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible.

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