Synopses & Reviews
By avoiding the guessing game of matching fabrics to patterns, sewing mavens can create successful garments that are compatible with both the requirements of a pattern and the style of the wearer. Many topics central to choosing the proper material are included here, such as fiber content and construction, weight, drape considerations, wrinkle tendency, and finished garment care. Determining sewability includes more than design and interfacing, so this guide instructs sewers on the finer points of reading pattern envelopes, interpreting design guidelines, and knowing what five fabrics are easiest to sew. This DVD also includes a section on choosing flattering fabrics so clothes coordinate throughout a wardrobe.
About the Author
Katrina Walker is a designer and educator who specializes in textiles, construction, and surface design techniques and a Palmer/Pletsch certified sewing instructor. She lives in Spokane, Washington. Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company, and the author of Creative Serging, Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing, and Sewing Ultrasuede. She lives in Portland, Oregon.