The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking

Sewing Techniques and Patterns to Make Your Own Clothes

Author: Wendy Ward

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 126

View: 706

Includes fully graded patterns to fit a wide range of dress sizes.

Dressmaking

Author: Alison Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 297

An invaluable resource, Dressmaking will guide you through all the stages of making, altering, and customizing clothes. Starting with the Tools and Materials, you will learn what you need to buy and how to use it. The Fabrics chapter demonstrates the drape and weave of fabrics and explains the best uses of each. The Patterns chapter covers everything from understanding a pattern to altering one. In General Techniques, close-up photography and guiding annotation to explain key techniques step by step. A section on Basic Patterns and Variations then guides you through creating six garments. Patterns and detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for a skirt, dress, shirt, tee, jacket, and pair of trousers. Instructions are also given for possible variations of each garment. Finally, chapters on Alterations and repairs and Customizing offer practical tips for repairing worn items and inspiration for modernizing tired pieces. Packed with essential advice and inspiration, this is the dressmaking bible that no budding seamstress should be without.

Sewing Basics for Every Body

20 step-by-step essential pieces for modern living

Author: Wendy Ward

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 799

Follow Wendy Ward’s tutorials to make a collection of 20 comfortable and stylish garments. Wendy’s style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make garments out of both woven and knitted fabrics that drape beautifully and are a joy to wear. There are five different styles of button-down shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, t-shirts, three different styles of pants, jackets, and on-trend jumpsuits, all made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down, plus all the garments can be adapted to suit any gender and body shape. As well as makes that are suitable for beginners and more experienced crafters, you will learn essential skills with the help of a comprehensive techniques section that includes how to measure yourself, setting up your sewing machine, sewing seams and hems, inserting zips, attaching waistbands and pockets, making buttonholes, using elastic, and much more. There are also full-size patterns for every garment included at the back of the book, so you will have all the information you need to start making your own garments that are a perfect fit.

The Dressmaker's Technique Bible

A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing Techniques

Author: Lorna Knight

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 256

View: 419

This text presents a complete guide to fashion sewing techniques, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments or designing garments from scratch. Easy-to-follow instructions explain the essential dressmaking techniques, allowing you to work confidently from a pattern to create beautiful clothes.

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time

The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide

Author: Tanya Whelan

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 197

With her "choose-your-own-adventure" approach to sewing, Tanya Whelan offers an invaluable collection of patterns that empowers sewers to become designers. The trick is a set of patterns for 6 skirts and 8 bodices that line up perfectly at the waist, plus an additional 4 sleeve styles and 4 necklines. Tanya gives readers clear instructions and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams that allow them to use the enclosed pattern pieces to create up to 219 fitted dresses, including simple strapless designs, sheaths, and halter gowns. The book covers basic dress construction and altering techniques for women of all shapes and sizes.

The Dressmaking Techniques Bible

A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing Techniques

Author: Lorna Knight

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 329

Provides a guide for creating basic and couture garments of different shapes and styles, including construction techniques, tips for working from a pattern, and suggestions for fabrics and embellishments.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics

Everything you need to know to make 20 essential garments

Author: Wendy Ward

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 551

Follow Wendy Ward’s tutorials to make a collection of comfortable and stylish garments. Wendy’s style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make garments out of knitted fabrics that drape beautifully and are a joy to wear. There are t-shirts, wide-leg trousers, lounge trousers, tank tops, cardigans, skirts, and dresses made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down. Both beginners and more experienced dressmakers often avoid using knitted fabrics, but Wendy will show you how to successfully sew them with just a regular sewing machine. You will learn essential skills with the help of a comprehensive techniques section that includes a guide to different types of knitted fabrics and their uses (including jersey, sweatshirt fabric, boiled wool, and many more), how to prepare them for making clothes, setting up your sewing machine, which needles you need, sewing seams and hems, and using elastic. There are also full-size patterns for every garment included at the back of the book, so you will have all the information you need to start making your own perfect wardrobe!

The New Dressmaker

With Complete and Fully Illustrated Instructions on Every Point Connected with Sewing, Dressmaking and Tailoring, from the Actual Stitches to the Cutting, Making, Altering, Mending, and Cleaning of Clothes for Ladies, Misses, Girls, Children, Infants, Men and Boys

Author: Butterick Publishing Company

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 168

View: 571

The Book of Home Sewing

Author: Maggi McCormick Gordon

Publisher: Studio

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 447

Explains everything from buying equipment to understanding fabrics to creative design, and combines instruction with more than six hundred step-by-step photographs to teach the art of sewing dresses, linens, and curtains

Medieval Tailor's Assistant

Common Garments 1100-1480

Author: Sarah Thursfield

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 585

The Medieval Tailor's Assistant is the standard work for both amateurs and professionals wishing to re-create the clothing of the Medieval era for historical interpretation or drama. This new edition extends its range with details of fitting different figures and many more patterns for main garments and accessories from 1100 to 1480. It includes simple instructions for plain garments, as well as more complex patterns and adaptations for experienced sewers. Advice on planning outfits and materials to use is given along with a range of projects and alternative designs, from undergarments to outer wear. Early and later tailoring methods are also covered within the period. There are clear line drawings, pattern diagrams and layouts and over eighty full-colour photographs that show the garments as working outfits. The garments are presented with brief notes on their historical background in three mainlayers, underwear, main garments and outer garments for men, women and children. There is a section on 'How to use the book' with detailed instructions on techniques, planning, materials and, in particular, cutting methods from 1100. In this new edition there are over 400 line illustrations and a further 80 colour photographs as well as patterns for 151 garments and accessories.