Dressmaking, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 146540516X
  • ISBN-13: 9781465405166
  • DDC: 646.404
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Book.
1: Tools & Materials.
2: Fabrics.
3: Patterns & Cutting Out.
4: General Techniques.
5: The Garments.
6: The Skirts.
7: Skirt Pattern One: Classic A-Line Skirt.
8: Skirt Pattern Two: Classic Tailored Skirt.
9: Skirt Pattern Three: Classic Pleated Skirt.
10: The Dresses.
11: Dress Pattern One: Classic Shift Dress.
12: Dress Pattern Two: Classic Waisted Dress.
13: Dress Pattern Three: Classic Empire Waist Dress.
14: The Pants.
15: Pants Pattern One: Classic Tailored Pants.
16: Pants Pattern Two: Classic Palazzo Pants.
17: The Tops.
18: Top Pattern One: Classic Shell Top.
19: Top Pattern Two: Classic Princess-Line Blouse.
20: The Jackets.
21: Jacket Pattern One: Classic Boxy Jacket.
22: Jacket Pattern Two: Classic Shawl Collar Jacket.
23: Mending & Repairs.
24: Customizing.
25: The Patterns.
About the Author.