The Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking by Wendy Ward
Wendy Ward has a degree in Fashion Design, an MA in Design and is a fully qualified teacher and fashion industry professional. She is the author of several best selling books.
This fantastic book is a great guide to how to make your own clothes and is suitable for a complete beginner. There are step-by-step instructions for 14 key dressmaking techniques such as setting in sleeves, creating pleats and sewing darts. These are accompanied by clear diagrams and photographs.
The book contains full scale multi-sized paper patterns for 6 garments: T-shirt, maxi dress/skirt, trousers, fishtail skirt, zipped jacket and shift dress. There is also a section on how to modify the patterns to add collars and pockets, changing length etc.
The patterns are printed full-scale in 5 sizes which cover the following range: bust 84-101cm (33-40"), waist 68-85cm (27-33.5"), hips 92-109cm (36-43").
Size: 210 x 273 mm.