I’m so excited I hardly know how to write this post.
I’ve just finished writing a sewing book which I hope will be tremendously useful, outstandingly successful and a great blessing to anyone who sews clothes.
The Dressmaker’s Companion is…
“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.”
Here’s just some of the things in this book:
- Install any type of zip
- Sew a perfect dart, first time
- Make a concealed front
- Fit sleeves to large upper arms
- Sew a men’s waistband
- Cuff a pair of trousers
- Make a pattern for a jacket lining (and then sew it)
- Sew shirt details
- Create ruched trim
- Hem trousers for someone in a wheelchair
- Sew with lace
- Use a clapper
- Shirr, pipe, mitre, bind, gather, bone, pleat, buttonhole, handsew, overlock, face, line, measure, ruche, unpick, fuse, fit, seam, topstitch, press, patternmake and cut
The Dressmaker’s Companion is unlike any other sewing book. It contains just about everything I know about sewing clothes. It’s written for people who are comfortable with a sewing machine and want more…is this you? The Dressmaker’s Companion is the book I wished I’d had when I was learning to sew and had passed the basics.
There are more details here.