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Dressmaking : the complete step-by-step guide to making your own clothes

Author: Alison Smith
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how to make, alter, and customize clothes; create a wardrobe complete with thirty garments; and mend and repair worn items.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Smith
ISBN: 9780756698201 0756698200
OCLC Number: 777653736
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Tools & materials --
Basic sewing kit --
Needles and pins --
Threads --
Measuring and marking tools --
Cutting tools --
Notions --
Useful extras --
Sewing machine --
Serger --
Pressing aids --
Fabrics --
Wool fabrics --
Cotton fabrics --
Silk fabrics --
Linen fabrics --
Synthetic fabrics --
Patterns & cutting out --
Reading patterns --
Body measuring --
Altering patterns --
Making a toile --
Cutting out --
General techniques --
Stitches for hand sewing --
Machine stitches and seams --
Reducing seam bulk --
Darts --
Gathers --
Interfacings --
Facings --
Collars --
Waistbands --
Sleeves --
Pockets --
Hemlines --
Zippers --
Buttons --
Hooks and eyes and snaps --
Garments --
The skirts --
Classic A-line skirt --
Button front A-line skirt --
Classic tailored skirt --
Tailored evening skirt --
Classic pleated skirt --
Topstitched pleated skirt --
The dresses --
Classic shift dress --
Short-sleeved shift dress --
Square-neck shift dress --
Sleeveless shift dress --
Short sleeveless shift dress --
Classic waisted dress --
Short-sleeved waisted dress --
Sleeveless waisted dress --
Waisted cocktail dress --
Classic empire waist dress --
Sleeveless empire waist dress --
Long empire waist dress --
The pants --
Classic tailored pants --
Tapered capri pants --
Classic palazzo pants --
Wide-leg shorts --
The tops --
Classic shell top --
Tie-neck top --
Long-sleeved tunic --
Classic princess-line blouse --
Short-sleeved blouse --
The jackets --
Classic boxy jacket --
Boxy jacket with collar --
Classic shawl collar jacket --
Lined shawl collar jacket --
Mending & repairs --
Unpicking stitches --
Darning a hole --
Repairing fabric under a button --
Repairing a damaged buttonhole --
Mending a split in a seam --
Mending a tear with a fusible patch --
Repairing or replacing elastic --
Repairing a broken zipper --
Customizing --
Lengthening a skirt with a contrast band --
Turning jeans into a skirt --
Adding a collar and pockets to a dress --
Embellishing a dress with sequins and beads --
Embellishing a T-shirt with flowers --
Adding a ribbon trim to a cardigan --
Patterns.
Responsibility: Alison Smith.
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Discusses how to make, alter, and customize clothes; create a wardrobe complete with thirty garments; and mend and repair worn items.

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