The Dressmaker’s Companion

Introducing The Dressmaker’s Companion – A practical guide to sewing clothes


The Dressmakers Companion cover image


A comprehensive sewing reference you’ll refer to again and again for reliable, practical advice.

Whether you’re a dressmaker, fashion student or simply enjoy sewing for yourself and the people you love, this is a sewing book as helpful as your own personal teacher.

With over 3,000 illustrations, step-by-step instructions, clever ideas, troubleshooting and fitting advice, The Dressmaker’s Companion will enable you to sew with confidence.


About the author: Elizabeth Haywood always loved making clothes.  She trained as a patternmaker and worked in the fashion industry for 20 years.  She now lives in the country with her young family, where she’s re-discovering sewing for pleasure.


Book details

ISBN: 978 0 646 96824 7 (paperback)

Size: 297x210mm (8.268″x11.693″) A4

Spine width: 22.22mm (.875″)

Weight: 1025.5g (2.261lb)

Number of pages: 430

Cover is matt laminate and interior is black and white text with line drawings

RRP: $AU64.99, $US49.99, £39.99, Є44.99

Publication date: 1st September 2017

Distributor: Ingram

Available for pre-order from your bookshop or from Amazon here

Download a PDF of the contents page Contents page The Dressmaker’s Companion

Download a PDF of the index (7 pages) Index The Dressmaker’s Companion

Download a PDF of the introduction Introduction to The Dressmaker’s Companion

Download a PDF of the book details listed on this page Book details The Dressmaker’s Companion



Author contact details


Email: liz@lizhaywood (dot) com (dot) au



Visit Elizabeth Haywood’s blog home page here.

View interior pages in this blog post.