Dressmaking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Clothes

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Dorling Kindersley, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 320 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

One day, I will make the dress on page 179. And I will wear it all the time. This is a well put-together book with excellent instructions and illustrations. I won't make most of the featured garments, but I appreciate the chapters on fabrics and techniques. The Customizing section is only fair. Read full review

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User Review  - A. Kuhlii - Goodreads

Great beginner's guide--come back to this one or buy when you're ready to start some clothes projects. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Alison Smith is a curator at Tate Britain. She lives in London, England.

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