The Dressmaker's Handbook: Couture Sewing Technique

The Dressmaker’s Handbook: Couture Sewing Technique

The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques:

Packed with professional techniques and tips, The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques takes the mystery out of the sewing and finishing techniques that many dressmakers assume are either extremely difficult or are only for professional fashion designers. “Fashion designer and expert sewist Lynda Maynard tackles each professional technique with clear instructions in simple step-by-step stages. Once these skills are understood, sewists will embrace their dressmaking projects with more confidence and the ability to create chic, refined looks. The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques unlocks the door to stunning results with better shaping, simpler construction methods, and professional finishing touches. Lynda also explains several seemingly difficult “secrets,” from making bindings and finishing for hems, armholes, and necklines to underpinnings and structuring techniques. Plus, she teaches how to master finishing touches from textured stitches to couching and appliqué. A complete guide to the fabrics suited to each technique and inspirational fashion photography are also included.”

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De-Mystifying Fit

De-Mystifying Fit

De-mystifying Fit:

This CDBook offers a visual approach to fitting. A moulage/sloper/basic pattern that has been fitted or drafted to your personal measurements is duplicated in clear plastic with the necessary reference points (dart placement, waistline. apex, etc.). This “tool” can be placed on the commercial pattern to aid in pattern alteration. The necessary changes are clearly visible. This book guides you through the process from pattern alteration to fitting a muslin “test” garment.

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