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Vogue Sewingby Vogue
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The bestselling guide to sewing gets a freshening up!
And its from Vogue®: the most respected name in needlework.
A trusted classic since 1975, Vogue® Sewing has remained a consistent bestseller and sewers favorite. Now its been fully revised and updated, with the latest information and all-new photographs and illustrations, introduction, and page layout. From choosing a machine to mastering couture techniques, it covers everything stitchers need to know to make professional and fashionable garments. Its certain to remain the premier sourcebook for sewers everywhere.
This technique-rich Vogue® manual contains comprehensive instructions for understanding pattern markings, selecting fabrics and notions, hand-stitching and mending, pressing, and measuring to fit. Everythings beautifully laid out, with charts and detailed explanations. And as it teaches, it also steers you to the right project for your sewing level, with a plethora of photos that showcase different options for both beginners and those more expert with a needle.
Whether you're a total novice or practically a pro, this indispensible guide from McCall's is packed with instructions, tips, and fascinating facts that every sewer needs. From mastering the most basic techniques to the ins and outs of using a sewing machine, from mending tears to altering, embellishing, and finishing, this beautifully presented and richly illustrated book has the lowdown. You'll also get advice on marketing designs online, learn the answers to 100 frequently asked questions, and get a comprehensive glossary.
llustrated Guide to Sewing: Couture Techniques guides readers through the characteristics that separate basic sewing from couture such as a custom fit, meticulous handwork, and quality construction. Starting with an overview on important topics such as working with fine fabrics, custom fitting garments, and hand stitching, readers will go on to learn how to create one-of-a-kind fashions that have shape, strength, and beauty with close-up chapters on creating couture collars, necklines, sleeves, and more.
About the Author
Peg Couch is an amateur seamstress and book acquisition editor at Fox Chapel Publishing. She served as the style editor for Tree Craft. Fox Chapel Publishing crafts information for a hands-on world. With over 350 backlist titles, two magazines and over 35 new books each year - Fox Chapel specializes in educating and inspiring crafters working in a variety of mediums including sewing, woodworking and others.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Premium Fabrics
*Handling fine fabrics
*Selecting and caring for fine fabrics
*Working with bold patterns: stripes, plaids, flowers
*Laying out and matching bold designs
Chapter 2: Fitting
*Matching pattern to figure measurements
*Matching pattern to muslin (in-depth)
Chapter 3: Couture Techniques
*Basic stitches of couturier
*Linings - visible and invisible
*Pickets - discreet flat welting
*Hemlines - flared or reinforced
*Waistlines - inset, contour, seamed
*Seams - welt, corner, etc.
*Fasteners - concealed or revealed
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