The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking


This is the ultimate guide to how to make your own clothes even if you have never done so before. As well as step-by-step instructions for 14 key dressmaking techniques, there are six classic, wearable garments to choose from. Included are full-scale multi-sized paper patterns for all 6 garments so you can get started immediately.

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The garments include a maxi dress/skirt, jersey top, simple jacket, trousers, fishtail skirt and a shift dress. The author has also included an additional section on ways to modify the basic patterns using ideas such as pockets and collars which you can choose to add to the basic patterns as your skills improve. Pattern pieces for these customising ideas are also included on the pull-out pattern sheets.

Written by a fashion industry professional and qualified teacher who has been teaching people to sew for 7 years, you will be guided through each project step-by-step and be making your own new wardrobe of perfectly fitting clothes in no time.