Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear
Create a fantasy! Susan Khalje guides readers through the principles and techniques of designing, constructing, and embellishing wedding gowns and evening wear. Ideal for the bride-to-be or seamstress. Learn how to choose the right fabric, work with lace, or problem solve tricky construction issues.
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