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So glad I chose this book, it has everything in it.,
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This is the ultimate bible for novice and beginner seamstresses, tailors and those who just love to sew. I was a little skeptical as to what book to buy, as there are so many, and after trawling through loads of reviews and items, I decided on this one. It is clear, easy to read and has an informative section at the front telling you what basics you should have in your sewing kit, the different properties and weaves of fabric and also which needles and thread to use on it. It also has a section on patterns, which has enlightened me a lot as I tended not to work to them as I thought they were more hassle than they were worth. The pictures are clear and not too small; and for a hardback this is very good value for money.
The different chapters are on:
Gathers, ruffles, tucks, darts and pleats
Hems and edges
Waistline, belts and tie-backs
Facings and necklines
Sleeves and sleeve finishes
There's also a very useful glossary too.
The only thing you will need to worry about is what you're going to make, and what fabric it will be.
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Initial post: 8 Mar 2012 22:11:27 GMT
Woolly Moose says:
Thank you- I wanted to find a book to go back to basics and get me refreshing and improving techniques and, as you say, there are so many- I think this might be the one!
In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012 14:31:52 BDT
Glad I was of use :) I have to say, I have used this book an awful lot since last November -in various projects including part of my As Art coursework in which I created two dresses-and it has been extremely useful. I recently made a third dress without a pattern and used the instructions for taking measurements and creating darts-among other things and I am very pleased with the results-I don't think I could have got the dress to fit me any better if I had tried.
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