Simple Tailoring and Alterations

Hems - Waistbands - Seams - Sleeves - Pockets - Cuffs - Darts - Tucks - Fastenings - Necklines - Linings


Author: J. Francois-Campbell

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861089595

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 4532

Revamp your wardrobe and maximize its usage with this comprehensive practical guide to maintaining and altering your clothes. Acclaimed customier and expert tailor Jay Francois-Campbell guides you through ten tailoring techniques, covering everything from replacing buttons to changing a garment's shape. If you're looking for better fitting clothes or simply to prolong the life of your garments, this book will show you how with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Includes practical information on equipment, fabrics, measuring and stitching in addition to step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photography.

Alterations the Seams Easy Way


Author: Susan Martinek

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426957904

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 5451

Do you have sewing knowledge, but find yourself nervous about attempting alterations? Have you done some alterations with less-than-successful results? Learn effective alteration methods that work from Susan Martinek, who brings twenty-eight years of experience with her Seams Easy alteration shop. Alterations the Seams Easy Way includes one hundred illustrations that provide business tips, common alterations, fitting tips, and pressing tips. Each type of alteration is explained in detail, including slacks alteration directions with length adjustment. She also explains how to make correct waist and thigh alterations, along with other common types of alterations: * Jeans alterations, including shortening, methods for reattaching the original hem, taking the waist and seat in, working with belt loops, tapering, front pocket replacement, and patches * Shirt alterations, including shortening sleeves, tapering at sides, narrowing blouse shoulders, changing t-shirt necklines, and shortening t-shirt hemlines * Suit jacket alterations, including shortening sleeves, lengthening coat sleeves, and taking jacket sides in * Zipper replacements in coats, jeans, coat liners, unlined fleece jackets or sweatshirts, and invisible zipper directions, along with how to shorten a zipper. All of this and more makes Alterations the Seams Easy Way an excellent guide for anyone interested in making alterations. Book Review The review is from Steve Silver, at Sew true "If you, like many of our customers, want to save money with DIY alterations, but have achieved less than desirable results, this is the book for you. I recommend that you carefully study the methods provided by the author, Susan Martinek, an experienced alterations shop owner, and use her proven methods for success." "The book provides many details and color pictures, demonstrating how to perform step by step everyday alterations to pants, jeans, suit jackets, etc. Also included are detailed instructions to replace zippers, hooks and eyes, shirt buttons ......... everything that an alterations expert needs to know. You'll also find recommendations for the tools needed to set up a professional shop, as well as a recommended price list for common services." "One of the better books I've seen, updated for current times, and presented coherently."

The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations

A Step-By-Step Practical Guide on How to Alter Clothes


Author: Judith Turner

Publisher: New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781742576428

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 288

View: 9235

The Sewing Bible is a step-by-step practical guide to help people learn some basic sewing skills to help them alter their own clothes. Starting with the most common and easiest alteration, shortening trousers, and working towards the most technically challenged, shortening the sleeves on a lined jacket, this ultimate guide will take you through the steps using over 400 illustrations to give you get a clear outline of what is required. Chapters are broken up into: * Introduction * How to use this book * What you will need * Trousers -taking up, taking in, letting out, replacing zip * Jeans - taking up, taking in, replacing zip * Dresses, Gowns and Skirts - taking up, hem lengths, types of hems, taking in * Jackets - taking up, taking in * Shirts and Tops - taking up, taking in * Types of Seams * Imperial and metric explained * Helpful hints and tips -- Judith Turner

The Refashion Handbook

Refit, Redesign, Remake for Every Body


Author: Beth Huntington

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 160705924X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 8777

Take secondhand finds from frumpy to fabulous with a little help from Beth Huntington, a.k.a. the Renegade Seamstress. The Refashion Handbook contains 19 stylish projects, each showing you how to transform easy-to-find items into a better fit, a new design, or a radical makeover. Learn the basics of refashioning: how to measure, reshape, fit, and finish a garment, so it fits you perfectly. Plus size? Petite? No problem! Beth's designs flatter a wide variety of sizes and body types. Her easy techniques are fun for even beginning sewists. You'll love creating your own secondhand chic!

Medieval Tailor's Assistant

Making Common Garments 1200-1500


Author: Sarah Thursfield

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975836

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9585

A comprehensive guide to making period clothes for re-enactment, living history or theatre. From establishing the date of your outfit, defining the wearer and selecting garments, to measurements, patterns, materials, and methods of construction, you can discover how to make braies, shirts and smocks, cotes, kirtles, doublets, hose, surcotes, cotehardies, gowns, overkirtles, cloaks, children's clothing, a variety of head-wear and accessories.There are over 400 line illustrations, including 121 patterns, as well as historical illustrations and photographs. A comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to reproduce historical dress, for re-enactment, living history displays, drama or personal use. The garments are presented with brief notes on their historical background in three main layers, underwear, main garments and outer garments for men, women and children.There is a section on 'How to use the book' with detailed instructions on techniques, planning and materials. Superbly illustrated with over 400 line illustrations and 121 patterns. Sarah Thursfield is an experienced cutter and dressmaker with a special interest in medieval dress.

Freehand Fashion

Learn to sew the perfect wardrobe - no patterns required!


Author: Chinelo Bally

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904651

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7150

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it. Using a series of basic garment blocks, she explains how this innovative technique can be used to create a whole wardrobe of fashionable clothes that will fit every shape and size - with no patterns required. Based on a traditional Nigerian technique, Chinelo has developed her own freehand cutting method. The emphasis is on the individual’s own body measurements, and getting the perfect fit. This is a surprisingly simple technique that anyone can learn. No fancy equipment is needed - just a sewing machine, measuring tape, chalk and of course a good pair of scissors. Using step-by-step illustrations, the book shows how to draft, cut and construct the five basic blocks that are used - either singly or in combination - to make every item of clothing in the wardrobe. Once you have your basic blocks, you are ready to tackle the projects - practical garments that are fashionable, modern, stylish and versatile. There are tops, skirts, day dresses and eveningwear. This is an exciting sewing technique that will be brand new to most people, even experienced dressmakers. There really are no limits - and the beauty of this technique is that it can be applied to any body shape.

Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers


Author: Julie Cole,Sharon Czachor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1609019253

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 608

View: 6011

It is impossible to have good designs without having accurate quality construction skills. Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers is an up-to-date sewing guide that teaches fashion design students the skills they will need to execute their original designs in a professional environment. Each chapter covers a particular theme, such as collars, and reflects the order of assembly of any garment. More than 1,000 detailed and annotated sketches provide visual support to the techniques covered. New to this Edition: New Chapter 5 Stitching Knits: Working with Stretch New Chapter 7 Fitting: Developing an "Eye" for Good Fit Chapter order has been reorganized to reflect the stitching order of garments

Sewing Alterations and Repairs

Two Hundred Questions Answered


Author: Nan L. Ides

Publisher: Search

ISBN: 9781844487592

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 224

View: 8497

Got an alterations problem you can't solve? Curious to know more about a specific technique? Want to know how to repair both by hand and using a sewing machine? 'Alterations & Repairs' will come to your rescue, answering 200 questions on a vast range of alteration topics.

Couture Sewing Techniques


Author: Claire B. Shaeffer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853358

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 3328

Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.

Make It, Own It, Love It

The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing


Author: Matt Chapple

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1911127071

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 7484

Matt Chapple, the UK's top amateur stitcher and winner of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2015, shares everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your attire. Focusing on making sewing easy and fun, the basic kit is explained and followed by step-by-step instructions on how to make projects such as a box-pleated skirt and adding bias binding to pocket edges for a splash of colour. Matt’s no-nonsense language strips away the complexity of sewing, as he gives practical advice on how to repair fabrics from denim and corduroy to tweed and wool, and offers tips to make wardrobe malfunctions a thing of the past.

Vogue fitting

the book of fitting techniques, adjustments, and alterations


Author: Butterick Company

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 5093

Provides home sewers with fully illustrated instructions and guidance in producing custom-tailored, perfectly fitting clothing for all members of the family, covering everything from measurements to final adjustments

Mend & Make Fabulous

Sewing Solutions & Fashionable Fixes


Author: Denise Wild

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781620335345

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1102

Offers practical advice and techniques for mending different types of clothing and accessories, as well as fashion-conscious creative tips for adding decoration and personal touches to mended items.

Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring


Author: Pati Palmer,Susan Pletsch,Susan Pletsch Foster

Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch Publishing

ISBN: 9780935278095

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7185

Men's and women's tailoring guide


The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket


Author: Creative Publishing International

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589236092

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2935

Demonstrates how to create a tailored jacket with a list of tools, advice on selecting fabrics and patterns, and techniques for constructing and sewing each part of the garment.

The Gentleman's Wardrobe

Vintage-Style Clothing to Make for the Modern Man


Author: Vanessa Mooncie

Publisher: GMC Publications

ISBN: 9781861087478


Page: 176

View: 5898

For debonair gentlemen who eschew denim if favor of tweed, and feel that grooming and gallantry should not be consigned to history, this book will suit your needs. Featuring a cornucopia of elegant garments and accessories to sew, this beautifully illustrated book is full of inspiration and charm. Including beautiful garments such as pajamas, vest, trousers and jacket, plus indispensable accessories such as a cravat tie, flat cap and wallet, there's something for every fellow who's looking to be urbane than urban. Whether you make these smart projects for yourself of a loved one, this selection of vintage-style projects will put a spring in anyone's step.

McCall's Essential Guide to Sewing


Author: Brigitte Binder,Jutta Kuhnle,Karin Roser

Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books

ISBN: 9781936096725


Page: 318

View: 8636

Whether you're a total novice or practically a pro, this indispensible guide from McCall's is packed with instructions, tips, and fascinating facts that every sewer needs. From mastering the most basic techniques to the ins and outs of using a sewing machine, from mending tears to altering, embellishing, and finishing, this beautifully presented and richly illustrated book has the lowdown. You'll also get advice on marketing designs online, learn the answers to 100 frequently asked questions, and get a comprehensive glossary.

Heavy Duty Sewing

Making Backpacks and Other Stuff


Author: Anton Sandqvist

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711239258

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1760

From the founder of iconic outdoors brand Sandqvist, this cool craft book is all about using needle and thread, a sewing machine and stiff materials to make your own practical, hardwearing functional objects. From hiking rucksacks to knife holders, vanity bags to aprons, there are projects for the experienced home sewer who is looking to try something new, for people who find the idea of sewing fun but may not have come up with a suitable project and for those who have never even used a sewing machine before. Explaining the basics of making textile products and which materials to use, as well as the equipment and work techniques, this book teaches you all about leather and how to repair your own belongings. You then have the chance to put these techniques into practice by turning your hand at ten cool projects for countryside, town and travel. There is no difficult stitching here; you simply need some patience and attention to detail. Amazingly good fun and rewarding, welcome to heavy-duty sewing!