The Dressmaker's Companion
Patternmaker and sewing expert Elizabeth Haywood offers you a comprehensive sewing reference like no other. Are you comfortable with a sewing machine? Moved beyond the sewing basics? Here's the book you'll refer to again and again for reliable, practical, easy-to-follow advice. Among the many techniques included, you'll learn how to... Install any type of zip Sew a perfect dart, first time Make a concealed front Fit sleeves to large upper arms Pleat perfectly Sew a men's waistband Cuff a pair of trousers Make a pattern for a jacket lining (and then sew it) Develop your sewing skills, master new techniques and discover the answers to your sewing questions. With over 3,000 detailed illustrations, step-by-step instructions, clever ideas, troubleshooting and fitting advice all arranged in 41 chapters, The Dressmaker's Companion will enable you to sew with confidence.