Dressmaking: The Easy Guide

Dressmaking: The Easy Guide: Mix and Match Skirts, Sleeves and Necklines for Over 80 Stylish Variations

Hardback Published on: 23/06/2023
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Create bespoke garments that fit and flatter!Awarded 'Best Sewing Book' at the Creative Book Awards, 2024.In this comprehensive, informative book, Helen explains how to create beautiful, customized dresses for every shape and size. Choose the exact size that fits and flatters you from a bespoke sizing chart that takes into account differences in body size across bust, waist and hips. Trace off your pattern pieces, then create a sample (toile) in calico which you can then adapt to create the dress of your dreams, in your own choice of fabulous fabric. There are four style options each for sleeves and necklines, including a flared sleeve, a capped sleeve, a sweetheart neckline or a boatneck; and five skirt options, including a fitted pencil-style skirt, a zhuzhy circle skirt, and an A-line, with or without pleats. You can also choose to add a sweet, classic Peter Pan collar, or inseam pockets, to your garment. Alternatively, you can even create a skirt as a separate garment, simply by adding a waistband or facing.The language of sewing and dressmaking is demystified at the beginning of the book, as well as the equipment you need to get started.Nothing is left unexplained; and stunning images of the finished dresses, on a mannequin and on a model, are interspersed throughout the book to inspire your own finished pieces.Extra copies of the full-size pattern sheets/pattern templates exclusive to Dressmaking: The Easy Guide by Helen Rhiannon are available here.

  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781782218913
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 1052g
  • Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 17 mm

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Dressmaking: The Easy Guide
Hard cover book which is well written with clear information and instructions. It teaches you how to get the correct fit for your body while providing patt... READ MORE
Penny Mcculloch