Synopses & Reviews
The newest addition to Barron's 200 Q&A
series for needlecraft enthusiasts employs the easy-reference Q&A format as it provides practical solutions to the 200 most frequent problems do-it-yourself dressmakers encounter. Typical questions with answers and instructions include--
How do I sew a zipper into a seam? Can I shorten a zipper? What scissors should I use when cutting out fabric? What is a seam ripper? What is a raglan sleeve?
Other questions deal with machine stitching, hand-sewing, measuring and fitting, waistbands and belts, tucks and pleats, collars and necklines, and sleeves and pockets. More than 200 color illustrations supplement most answers with visual demonstrations.
About the Author
Mary McCarthy teaches beginner-to-advanced garment sewing at sewing guilds, fabric stores, sewing conferences, and online classes. She has also written two previous books on sewing techniques.