- Hardcover-spiral: 144 pages
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 01 edition (10 Sept. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408127598
- ISBN-13: 978-1408127599
- Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 2 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques Hardcover-spiral – 10 Sep 2010
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"This book takes the mystery out of couture techniques which some dressmakers assume are either difficult, or only for professional fashion designers. The Dressmaker's Handbook shows that these skills can easily be acquired, with clear instructions in simple, step-by-step stages." --Sew Today (Feb 2011)
About the Author
Lynda Maynard has a B.A. in Textiles and Clothing from San Jose State University and is an Adjunct Professor in the Fashion Design departments of two community colleges and a private design school in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is known in the industry as a "fit specialist".
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Top Customer Reviews
I often find that the little details (how to cover a press stud) are the ones that are so often overlooked in sewing books and this one covers it.
It is not for a complete beginner and it does assume that you already know how to sew.
The book is beautifully illustrated and easy to read, being spiral bound and I'm sure any dressmaker will use it again and again.
Particularly useful for the perfectionist.
This would make a wonderful gift for any dressmaker at any level.
It contains one double page on making toiles and even that is not that useful. The book is interspersed with catwalk images but no explanation of how to do any of the techniques shown in them. The rest of the example images loom like dated projects from the likes of Debenhams or Boscovs!
In frustration I have had to buy another two books - one is 'the art of manipulating fabric' and the other is the revised 'complete collection of couture sewing' which had some bad reviews which instead pointed me towards this red herring. Will be posting reviews on those once they arrive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are new to sewing this book is not for you but if you want to up your game its a good place to start. Lots of clear pictures for a few techniques.Published 18 months ago by Newgardendesign
My daughter loves it. Has helped her very much with her dressmaking.Published 19 months ago by Terry..
Not as good as i hopped they show some beautiful pictures but not always instructions on how to achieve the result in them, i hate it when technique books do that.Published on 6 Mar. 2015 by Jess