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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking

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    The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking
    Wendy Ward
    9781446304945
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    The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking


    The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking

    Wendy Ward


     Sewing techniques and patterns to make your own clothes by Wendy Ward

    This is the ultimate guide to how to make your own clothes even if you have never done so before.
    As well as step-by-step instructions for 14 key dressmaking techniques, there are six classic, wearable garments to choose from.
    Included are full-scale multi-sized paper patterns for all 6 garments so you can get started immediately.

    The garments include a maxi dress/skirt, jersey top, simple jacket, trousers, fishtail skirt and a shift dress.
    The author has also included an additional section on ways to modify the basic patterns using ideas such as pockets and collars which you can choose to add to the basic patterns as your skills improve.

    Pattern pieces for these customising ideas are also included on the pull-out pattern sheets.

    Written by a fashion industry professional and qualified teacher who has been teaching people to sew for 7 years,
    you will be guided through each project step-by-step and be making your own new wardrobe of perfectly fitting clothes in no time.


    CONTENTS LIST

    The Projects

    Fishtail skirt – Techniques covered: centred zip, bias binding, gathering. Modular elements: patch pockets.
    Jersey maxi skirt / dress – Techniques covered: sewing knit fabrics, gathering. Modular elements: length options, adding extra seams.
    Jersey top – Techniques covered: sewing knits – finishing edges. Modular elements: adding extra seams.
    Simple boxy biker style jacket – Techniques covered: sleeves, exposed open-end zip, bias binding. Modular elements: collar, patch pockets, additional seams.
    Loose trouser (jersey fold over waistband / woven legs) – Techniques covered: sewing knit fabrics, pleats. Modular elements: side seam pockets, length options.
    Shift dress – Techniques covered: centred zip, pleats, darts, understitching. Modular elements: optional sleeve, collar, side seam pocket, adding extra seams.

     Basic Techniques

    Seams – ways to neaten edges – how to get accurate, straight seams, including sewing and neatening curved seams.
    Simple centred zip.
    Exposed / open-ended zip.
    Bias binding – used as a trim / used as a facing.
    Gathering.
    Pleats.
    Hems.
    Darts.
    Setting in sleeves.
    Understitching (facings).
    Cutting – to include explanations of straight grain, selvedges, bias, etc (including knit fabrics).
    Taking measurements and how to relate to size charts for patterns in book, include body measurement size chart in this section, each project has its own finished garment measurement chart. Include an explanation of ease here.
    Sewing knit fabrics – seams / hems / edges / cutting.

    Modular Elements

    Adding additional seams to the patterns in order to mix fabrics.
    Flat collar.
    Standing collar.
    Side seam pockets.
    Patch pockets.

    Resources
    Where to buy fabrics and haberdashery suitable for the projects described.

    Glossary
    A list of the different kinds of fabrics, their best uses (i.e. Simple styles, draped styles, will it be warm fabric to wear, how would you care for the finished garment – would it be washable, etc) and their advantages and disadvantages.

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