Useful for the skilled dressmaker, helpful for nineties research in bridal fashion!,
This review is from: Bridal Couture: A Guide to Dressmaking Skills for Creating Beautiful Custom Wedding Gowns (Paperback)
A useful book for those with some sewing knowlegde. Information is well laid out and includes everything you need to know about fabrics and their suitability etc. Unfortunately the dresses displayed and used for examples are very dated and unless you want to go up the aisle looking like a reject from Four Weddings and Funeral, then the designs are not for you. As a designer/dressmaker for bridalwear, I found it useful for fabric information and couture techniques. Only a few patterns are included, when it would have been useful to have more and I couldn't find sufficient advice on how to make 'the underpinnings' - such as full net skirts etc. I would reccommend reading it alongside Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer for the gaps in techniques and a Bridal Magazine to ensure those Nineties fashions don't influence your final item! A good book though, but not for those with no prior knowledge of sewing - you will be very confused!