Complete Dressmaking Essential skills and techniques for beginners

Complete Dressmaking by Jules Fallon

Essential skills and techniques for beginners

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780857621672
Publisher: Quarto Press
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The book begins with a description of the kit you really need, including how to choose your first sewing machine for dressmaking. The second chapter describes how to choose and prepare textiles, and/or alter a paper pattern. This chapter includes a detailed article on interfacing (vital for crisp collars!) At the heart of the book are the chapters on technique. No resource is more thorough in its detailed explanations of darts, pleats, gathers, tucks, shirring, seams (including hairline and Hong Kong), pockets, closures, fitting sleeves, collars and cuffs, and adding yokes and bindings. There is a whole chapter devoted to working with stretch fabric.  And, finally, chapters on how to give your garments a professional finish with instructions for facings and linings.  All the techniques are shown as step-by-step sequences, which you can read at your own pace.

Jules Fallon began her career as an apprentice pattern cutter and gained her Fashion Degree as a mature student. She set up her own design company, designing and producing couture and ready-to-wear bridal and evening wear. Before setting up Sew Me Something, she was head of a college fashion department. Sew Me Something offers dressmaking workshops from a team of tutors. She lives in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the UK. For more information, see 

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780857621672
Size: 8.465 in x 10 in / 215 mm x 254 mm
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