Posts Tagged ‘The Dressmaker’s Companion’

A New Look for The Book

A New Look for The Book seals on front cover

As of today, The Dressmaker’s Companion has a new look! The cover now displays the seals from the Benjamin Franklin Awards, with an addition to the back blurb as well.   There are a couple of changes inside the book too, which will make the book (hopefully) easier to read and use. The Dressmaker’s Companion…

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The Dressmaker’s Companion wins gold and silver!

The Dressmaker's Companion wins Benjamin Franklin award

While our athletes have been winning gold and silver at the Commonwealth games on the Gold Coast, The Dressmaker’s Companion has been on the podium in Texas, USA, at the 30th Benjamin Franklin Book Awards. The Dressmaker’s Companion won a gold medal for Best Craft/Hobby/How-to book, and a silver medal for Best Cover (large format). …

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5 Favourite sewing tips from The Dressmaker’s Companion

5 Favourite sewing tips from The Dresssmaker's Companion

The Dressmaker’s Companion is a book absolutely loaded with sewing tips, and these are five of my favourites.  These are five tips that have made a BIG difference to the way I sew; maybe you already do them or maybe you’ll find them useful too.   1. Sew an ease stitch around the sleeve head…

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Creating a book cover

Creating a book cover

The cover of The Dressmaker’s Companion has received many favourable comments, and you might be interested to read about how it was created. Because The Dressmaker’s Companion is a self published book, the cover was my responsibility.  All the advice I read on book cover design exhorted Don’t do your own cover!  This is great…

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The book has launched

The book has launched

Last night was the official book launch of The Dressmaker’s Companion; I’ve held off this week’s blog post so I can tell you about it. Seventy of us packed into the Barbara J Long room at Clare’s town hall.  It was a cold, wet, wild night outside but indoors it was cosy with wine, cheese…

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