We were thrilled when we received the new edition of The Dressmaking Technique Bible! Here’s just a sneaky preview of what’s inside…
The best-selling book, The Dressmaker’s Technique Bible, has been fully revised and updated and also now includes a new textile directory. The original version was packed with useful information and techniques for dressmakers, but the new edition has even more to offer!
The book starts with details of all the essential tools you’ll need and some really comprehensive instructions for using and adapting patterns with guidance on taking measurements, selecting a size and cutting pattern pieces. Then there’s a handy stitch guide, covering a range of hand and machine stitches, and a textile directory to help you to choose the right fabric for your garment.
The majority of the book, however, is filled with pages of techniques. From fabric manipulation to decorative embellishment ideas, the book covers every technique you’re likely to need for dressmaking. In the core sewing techniques, you’ll find various methods for sewing waistbands, hems, sleeves, cuffs, necklines, collars, fastenings, pockets and linings.
To get loads more tips, tricks and techniques, get your copy of The Dressmaking Technique Bible today! If you’ve bought the book, leave a comment below or post on our Facebook page to tell us what you think. And if you’re looking for more projects or inspiration, don’t forget to check out our full range of dressmaking books.