Dressmaking Simplified, 3rd Edition
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
No beginner should be without this book. Paper patterns often give insufficient information, but here clear diagrams and detailed step-by-step instructions provide a method of working which is easy to follow. This comprehensive and practical book covers every aspect of making your own clothes from choosing machines, tools and equipment to the various stitches and hem finishes. Clear drawings illustrate the techniques needed to become a proficient dressmaker.
Equipment; Fabric fibres and their source; Personal appearance; Taking measurements; Pattern alteration; Construction of a garment; Disposal of fullness; Seams; Crossway strips; Facing and interfacings; Openings; Fastenings; Pockets; Collars; Cuffs; Sleeves; Waistbands and belts; Hems; Decorative finishes; Care and maintenance of clothes.