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The Dressmaking Technique Bible Lorna Knight

The Dressmaking Technique Bible By Lorna Knight

The Dressmaking Technique Bible by Lorna Knight

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A complete guide to fashion sewing techniques.

The Dressmaking Technique Bible Summary

The Dressmaking Technique Bible by Lorna Knight

All the guidance you need to create beautiful clothes, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments or starting from scratch.
The step by step instructions for a wide range of dressmaking techniques from basic patterns through to couture designs makes it suitable for beginners as well as sewers with more experience.
Easy-to-follow, highly illustrated instructions explain the essential dressmaking techniques - allowing you to work confidently from a pattern to create beautiful clothes that fit perfectly. It features an at-a-glance guide to basic garment shapes and styles, cross referenced with the relevant techniques throughout the book.
Includes advice on body shape, choosing the right fabric for the right garment as well as decorative sewing techniques such as embroidery and applique. It features step techniques for making basic garment details including waistbands, hems, sleeves, cuffs, necklines, collars, fastenings, pockets and linings.
Suitable for beginners, or those who are already designing or making their own clothes, this is the perfect book for honing dressmaking skills and inspiring fashionable new designs.

About Lorna Knight

Lorna Knight specialized in textiles at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. After working as a designer's assistant, she spent ten years teaching Design and Technology in middle schools in the UK before setting up a business designing and making lingerie and running workshops teaching a wide range of sewing skills. She continues to run workshops which involve passing on hints and tips from both the couture and high street fashion worlds, enabling her students to create their own garments and projects. Lorna also writes regularly for Sewing World magazines and has contributed to many sewing books and other fashion sewing publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Getting Started: Essential tools * Sewing patterns 2. Stitch Directory: Hand stitches * Machine stitches 3. Textile Directory: Choosing fabric * Cutting, sewing and caring for fabrics 4. Fabric Manipulation: Seams * Seam finishes * Darts * Tucks * Pleats * Elastic * Gathering * Zips * Bias cut * Internal fabrics 5. Techniques: Waistbands * Hems * Sleeves * Cuffs * Necklines * Collars * Fastenings * Pockets * Linings 6. Embellishment Ideas: Topstitching * Decorative machine stitching * Hand embroidery * Applique * Beads and beading * Adding lace and ribbon * Quilting * Drawn threads * Piping * Couching * Fringing * Smocking * Felting with an embellisher machine * Wing-needle effects * Overlocked edges - rolled, picot and lettuce * Overlocked flatlocking Glossary Resources Index

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The Dressmaking Technique Bible by Lorna Knight
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