- Spiral-bound: 256 pages
- Publisher: David & Charles (31 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0715329545
- ISBN-13: 978-0715329542
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.7 x 19.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Dressmaker's Technique Bible: A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing Techniques Spiral-bound – 31 Oct 2008
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About the Author
Lorna Knight studied textiles at Queen Mary University College in Edinburgh. She has worked as a clothes and lingerie designer and currently runs workshops on a range of sewing skills from high street to couture fashions. Lorna writes regularly for various sewing magazines and is the author of The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible (Krause).
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Top Customer Reviews
It's spiral-bound and small, which makes it handy to handle (although it still doesn't bend backwards, it does keep its page when opened flat), but greatly reduces image size and detailing. Instructions aren't as detailed as they could be and I often found myself going "HUH?" when looking something up or randomly reading. And I have a fair amount of experience, as I make my own dresses (!!).
My personal recommendation, whether you're new to sewing or more experienced would be to get "The Sewing book" by Alison Smith instead (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sewing-Book-Alison-Smith). Large images, brilliant step-by-tiny-step explanations... and some advanced projects at the end of the book to inspire you to go further.
* neat size
* spiral bound making it easy to use as one is working
* excellent diagrams and step by step guides to techniques
The book also advises how to choose styles to suit each body type.
This invaluable book would be suitable for all - as a guide for the beginner or reference for the more experienced dressmaker. I am employed in a sewing room but have returned to dressmaking for myself recently - this is just what I needed to refresh my memory.
I will not need another reference book - this truly is a 'bible' for me!
It is so user friendly, with clearly defined graphics and marvellous techniques. I have already implemented some
of the techniques shown and the results were very successful and professional. Also the A5 size makes it very convenient as I can have it next to my machine for immediate reference.
My compliments and thanks to Lorna Knight for a really great book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book! I bought this book when I first started dressmaking. I am now a professional seamstress in the bridal industry and still refer to it again and again... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura Biggs
This is like a sewing bible for me, the techniques are easy to follow and learn new simple techniques.Published 3 months ago by Nicole
This book is very handy to have. Lots of sewing techniques that every seamstress should know. And spiral bound makes pages stay flat. A5 Size of book is practical. Read morePublished 5 months ago by its crap
Don't know where I'd be without this book. In my opinion a must for any beginner or intermediate dressmaker. Clear instructions and nice to dip in and out of. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Suffolk n' stripy
Excellent book for idiots like me. Interseting and well illustrated.Published 7 months ago by duke evans