Offers techniques for designing and making clothes, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments, or designing garments from scratch. This book includes illustrated instructions, which explain the essential dressmaking techniques. It is suitable for beginners, or those who are already designing or making their own clothes. Calling all dressmakers! This is a fully updated version of the best selling The Dressmaker's Technique Bible, complete with an all-new fabric guide to choosing the right fabric for the right garment.
Dressmaking is having a renaissance, driven by hugely successful programmes such as the Great British Sewing Bee and Project Runway. This dressmaking handbook offers all the guidance you need to create beautiful clothes, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments or starting from scratch. This is a fully updated, new edition of best selling book, The Dressmaker's Technique Bible, which has sold thousands of copies due to its in depth instruction and comprehensive content.
It includes step by step instructions for a wide range of dressmaking techniques from basic patterns through to couture designs making it suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sewers. 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. Suitable for beginners, or those who are already designing or making their own clothes, this is the perfect reference book for anyone interested in dressmaking and sewing.
About the Author
Lorna Knight studied textiles at Queen Mary University College in Edinburgh. She has worked as a clothes and lingerie designer and currently runs workshops on a range of sewing skills from high street to couture fashions. Lorna writes regularly for various sewing magazines and is the author of The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible (Krause).
Tools & Equipment: sewing machines, patterns, threads
Body Shapes Guide
Style Grid: shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts
Fabric Manipulations: Seams, darts, tucks
Techniques: waist, cuffs, collars, sleeves, necklines
Embellishment Ideas: top stitching, machine embroidery, beads
Glossary & Resources
Spiral Ringed Book
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 19th September 2014
Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.5
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Type: New edition