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This new addition to Barron’s Online Movie Book Guides combines the comprehensive detail of an illustrated manual with the classroom-style benefit of video tutorials to offer readers one of most in depth guides on dressmaking available. Inside the book, readers will find QR Codes and URLs that they can use with their computer, smartphones or tablets to access 15 video demonstrations that expand on the book’s contents.

Starting with the essentials for new sewers—from common terminology to the basics on equipment, fabric, and stitching —Complete Dressmaking Skills offers in-depth guidance and step-by-step instruction on everything readers need to know about making their own garments, including:
  • Sewing zippers, cuffs, piping, collars, pockets, yokes, fastenings, and other necessities
  • Tips on buying, using and making your own patterns
  • Ideas for customizing pieces with decorative stitching, embellishments, and little known couture techniques
  • Troubleshooting help for correcting mistakes and getting a professional finish
With the combination of video demonstration and detailed text, dressmakers of all levels will find a wealth of suitable techniques to take their sewing to the next level. More than 800 color illustrations.

About The Author:
Lorna Knight
designs and produces lingerie and runs workshops in the U.K., where she teaches a wide range of sewing skills, passing on tips and techniques from both the couture and the High Street fashion worlds. She is the author of Dressmaking for Real Women, also published in North America by Barron’s


Paperback / 256 Pages / 7 ¾ x 9 / 2014


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