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

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DK Publishing, 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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Dressmaking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making your Own Clothes

User Review  - Sue White - Book Verdict

The trademark characteristics of DK’s books—extensive color photographs and straightforward presentation—are present yet again in British dressmaking instructor Smith’s first book. All of the basics ... Read full review

GREAT BOOK FOR SEWING

User Review  - robinshack - Overstock.com

VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND WONDERFUL REFERENCE MATERIAL ! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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

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