Introducing The Dressmaker’s Companion – A practical guide to sewing clothes
The Dressmaker’s Companion is currently a finalist in the Benjamin Franklin Book awards, in categories Crafts/Hobby and Cover Design (large format). Winners to be announced on the 6th of April. A list of finalists is here, and more about the awards is here.
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.
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
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
Where to buy The Dressmaker’s Companion
You can buy an autographed copy from me here.
Are you a small retailer or sewing school proprietor and want to stock The Dressmaker’s Companion? I have excellent wholesale rates; please send me a no obligation enquiry: liz@lizhaywood (dot) com (dot) au
To buy retail, try your local bookshop; the book’s ISBN is 978 0 646 96824 7 and the distributor is Ingram.
In Pt Lincoln, South Australia, Ruby + Kate
In Pt Pirie and Kadina, South Australia, Meg’s bookshop has signed copies.
In Launceston, Tasmania, Ruche Fabrics
In Canada, Chapters/Indigo
In Japan, Amazon.co.jp
In France, Amazon.fr
In Germany, Amazon.de
In Sweden, Adlibris
In Italy, Amazon.it
In Spain, Amazon.es
Author contact details
Email: liz@lizhaywood (dot) com (dot) au
Visit Elizabeth Haywood’s blog home page here.
The book’s downloadable PDFs are here: