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

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

I’m selling books at the ASG’s inspiration day in Adelaide on the 23rd of September, details here.

Try your local bookshop; the book’s ISBN is 978 0 646 96824 7 and the distributor is Ingram.

In Clare, South Australia, KnitSpinWeave and Clare Fashion and Fabrics stock autographed copies.

In Australia, Booktopia, Fishpond

In the UK, The Book Depository, Abebooks.co.uk, Blackwells,

In the US, Amazon.com, Alibris, Superbookdeals, Barnes and Noble, Abebooks.com Biblio.com

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

Website: www.lizhaywood.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedressmakerscompanion/

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

 

Visit Elizabeth Haywood’s blog home page here.

View interior pages in this blog post.

 

 

The book’s downloadable PDFs are here:

 

Page 304 Boomerang sleeve header

Page 303 Shoulder pad raglans

Page 302 Shoulder pad large raglan

Page 301 Shoulder pad large square

Page 300 Shoulder pad small square

Page 256 Pressing tools tailors ham

Page 255 Pressing tools seam roll square end

Page 254 Pressing tools seam roll round end

Page 253 Pressing tools mitt