The Complete Photo Guide To Clothing Construction by Christine HaynesThe Complete Photo Guide To Clothing Construction by Christine Haynes

The Complete Photo Guide To Clothing Construction

byChristine Haynes

Paperback | February 1, 2014

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The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Constructionhelps you master all of the techniques needed to sew clothes--including tops, dresses, pants, skirts, and even outerwear. This technique-driven book follows the entire process of clothing construction, including a section on the sewing machine and other tools/materials used, information on working with patterns and fitting, laying out the pattern pieces, cutting and marking, and on through every step of construction to the final button. Large, detailed photos guide you from start to finish and help give you a visual basis for learning the skills. This comprehensive guide is a long-lasting reference for anyone who sews clothes. It fills in all the technique details not supplied by manufacturers of the clothing patterns that most sewers use for all of their projects.The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Constructionexplains the reasons behind the methods, warns of pitfalls to watch out for, and provides you with valuable tips that help you reach a satisfying, successful end with every project. Examples show both men's and women's fashions as well as children's clothes.

Christine Haynes has been sewing since she was 10 years old, when she learned from her mother in small-town Michigan. She has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and started her own line of vintage-inspired sewing patterns in 2011. Her first book,ÿChic & Simple Sewing, published by Potter Craft in 2009, led to a caree...
Title:The Complete Photo Guide To Clothing ConstructionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:184 pages, 10.88 × 8.38 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:10.88 × 8.38 × 0.62 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:Quarry BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1589237773

ISBN - 13:9781589237773

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"A technique-focused, how-to book that will guide any sewer, novice or experienced, in completing a professional-looking garment. Seamster Haynes has developed a new style of teaching clothing construction, one that's not dependent on a specific pattern or style. Instead, she concentrates, first, on the basics, coding each photograph or illustration for easy reference--although, unfortunately, not all visuals are magnified well (such as fabric swatches, pattern booklets, and directions). After tools and patterns are addressed, from sewing machines to buttons and threads, the detailed step-by-step color photographs and captions arrive for almost every part of the process. Pinning and cutting fabric, always a critical first, are here pictured in ways and with methods that won't allow scissors to slip. The next three elements don't vary from that formula, providing crafters almost foolproof instructions for sewing zippers, making contour darts, and fashioning an elegantly scalloped hem, among other exercises. At the end of each chapter is a two-page color fold called "Anatomy of a Garment," pointing via numbers to the clothing basics just discussed." - Booklist