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DK / 2012 / Hardcover

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If you've ever despaired at finding something that's just you in the store, or have looked on with awe at the home-made dresses being sold online, Dressmaking will open the door to designing and sewing your own clothes. DK's photograph-rich style is perfect for explaining how to craft your dream project seam by seam. Discover the basics of fabrics, patterns, general techniques, adapting garments, repairs, and customization; learn everything you need to know to create and customize 30 classic garments. Full-color pages provide step by step information with clear arrows and text that will help minimize mistakes and keep sewing fun! Full-color photos. Patterns to download or copy include skirts, dresses, tops, pants, and jackets in sizes 4-20. 320 pages with full-color throughout; hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: DK
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0756698200
ISBN-13: 9780756698201
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Perfect for anyone interested in sewing — whether it's updating an old top or creating an A-line skirt from scratch — Dressmaking covers everything one needs to know to make, alter, and customize clothes.

Sewers will discover what supplies to buy and how to use them, the best fabrics to choose based on drape and weave, how to understand patterns and alter them, and the essential general techniques to master — plus patterns and detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for a skirt, dress, shirt, tee, jacket, and pair of pants — including suggested variations!

Finishing up with tips and inspiration on alterations, repairs, and customizing any clothes, from dealing with holes and tears to lengthening and shortening sleeves, this handy guide is the dressmaking bible no budding seamstress should be without.

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