The Complete Step-by-step Guide to Making your Own Clothes

Book - 2012
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Perfect for anyone interested in sewing -- whether it's updating an old top or creating an A-line skirt from scratch -- Dressmaking covers everything one needs to know to make, alter, and customize clothes.

Sewers will discover what supplies to buy and how to use them, the best fabrics to choose based on drape and weave, how to understand patterns and alter them, and the essential general techniques to master -- plus patterns and detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for a skirt, dress, shirt, tee, jacket, and pair of pants -- including suggested variations!

Finishing up with tips and inspiration on alterations, repairs, and customizing any clothes, from dealing with holes and tears to lengthening and shortening sleeves, this handy guide is the dressmaking bible no budding seamstress should be without.

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780756698201
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.

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Mar 05, 2015

This is another win for DK publishing.
Although it is not a Singer Sewing Refernce Book ( To me they are the top book out there) this comes as a good close second. With the pictures of the techniques and the added projects (Singer Sewing Reference dosen't have those) to help you cemment the technique in your mind.


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