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The fifth edition of this classic book on fashion sewing retains the large, helpful illustrations and easy-to-read text of previous editions. A basic text for beginner sewers, it features step-by-step instructions that take the reader start-to-finish through over 100 sewing applications. Students will learn how to assemble and construct designs of various styles from basic through intermediate and advanced skill levels. New to this Edition: - Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by large, clear illustrations - Tables provide one-stop information for selecting fabrics by garment category with tips on care, pressing, and sewing - Guidelines explain how to select linings and interfacings for typical fabrics with performance qualities and care tips - "Method to this Madness" chapter outlines the entire garment assembly process as a logical sequence so students will understand the step-by-step method of sewing dresses, blouses, skirts, or trousers - Appendices include: Metric Conversion Tables and Fashion - Sewing Resources - New Instructional DVD features video demonstrations of key sewing techniques and helpful tips to guide beginning sewers
Connie Amaden-Crawford is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni, a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label.
Table of Contents
The Sewing Machine and Sewing Equipment Identifying Fashion Fabrics Equipment Body Types and Size Charts Planning a Design & Selecting Fabric Method to This Madness Stitches Seams Darts Pleats and Tucks Bias and Bias Treatments Sewing with Knits Zippers Pockets Sleeves Collars Necklines Facings Linings Tailoring Waistlines Hems Closures