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Merchant & Mills Workbook

Merchant & Mills Workbook

A collection of versatile sewing patterns for an elegant all season wardrobe

  • Author: Merchant & Mills
  • Publisher: Pavilion
  • ISBN: 9781909397422
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 144
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Make six classic garments and create a stylish multi-layered wardrobe from scratch. Full-size patterns are provided for a neat vest with a boxer back detail, an elegant bias-cut long-sleeved dress, a simple long gathered skirt with a drawstring waist, a batwing wrap top, an oversized drop-shoulder jacket and a pair of classic wide leg trousers. By choosing seasonal cloth, the versatility of these projects can be enjoyed from the first hint of spring to the end of winter. The aim of this book is to move beyond simplicity and dare the maker to develop new skills. With variations for tops, dresses, shorts and a coat, our precise step-by-step instructions and inspiring photography will enable you sew with confidence. The reward will be an all season, multi-layer wardrobe by your own hand. We hope you, the reader, are ready for this set of challenges and willing to pace yourselves through the more complicated garments. Full-size patterns for all six garments are included, ready to be traced off and put to good use immediately. Make fashion work.

Merchant & Mills Sewing Book

Merchant & Mills Sewing Book

Hand Sewing Techniques / Machine Know-How / Tools / Notions / Projects / Patterns

  • Author: Carolyn N.K. Denham
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 145213796X
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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With an emphasis on quality materials, careful craftsmanship, and simplicity, Merchant & Mills Sewing Book presents 15 functional, beautiful projects. Crafters and aspiring designers will master hand- and machine-sewing techniques, learn about fundamental tools and materials, and improve their tailoring skills before sewing timeless projects such as a maker's apron, bolster cushion, flight bag, classic shirt, and more. Reflecting the distinctive utilitarian style of Merchant & Mills, this book reminds readers to keep it simple and do it well, and makes a handsome addition to any craft library.

Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

  • Author: Arianna Cadwallader
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780857833938
  • Category: Clothing and dress
  • Page: 176
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A capsule wardrobe is timeless, stylish and effortlessly chic. Composed of go-to pieces that can be dressed up or down, it is the perfect antidote to the overstuffed drawers and ill-fitting cheap outfits that are the result of years of fast fashion on the high street. In this practical but inspiring book, seamstress Arianna Cadwallader and designer Cathy McKinnon present sewing patterns and instructions for the five key pieces that will form the basis of your own capsule wardrobe: * a great shift dress * well-fitting trousers * a simple yet stylish skirt * a light blouse * a jersey vest Their focus is on quality and fit - all the patterns can be adapted to fit and suit you perfectly, whether you prefer long, short or cap sleeves, high or low waistbands, and slim, straight or wide legged trousers. Once you've created your items you can then mix and match them to create a variety of looks and styles. Aimed at advanced beginners, the book guides you through how to measure yourself and all the techniques you will need. With a foreword by TV star Dawn O'Porter, this is the essential guide to creating your perfect wardrobe.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style

  • Author: Lauren Stowell,Abby Cox
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1624144535
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 240
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Create authentic, show-stopping 18th century gowns for reenactment or cosplay by using traditional hand sewing techniques from the era.With the popularity of Outlander, Penny Dreadful and Game of Thrones --as well as the popularity of conventions like San Diego Comic Con--fans are eager to create period gowns that emulate the characters they love. Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox, owners of the popular online store American Duchess, have teamed together to recreate four complete dresses from the 18th century. Whether readers are experienced seamstresses or are new to hand sewing, they won't want to miss this comprehensive guide. The projects include The English Gown, The Sacque, The Italian Gown and The Round Gown. Each project is broken down into easy-to-follow steps and Lauren and Abby tackle every detail--fabric, patterns, stitch techniques, accessories, shortcuts and troubleshooting. Whether you choose a romantic 1790s muslin gown or a grand sacque gown of silk taffeta, you will feel like you just stepped out of your favorite novel or period of history. Lauren and Abby's company, American Duchess, has been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Reno Gazette Journal, the Today Show and Garmz.com. Their historically accurate shoes have been used in productions by the New York Metropolitan Opera, Ford's Theater, Broadway's Cinderella, The Jimmy Fallon Show and The Knick . Lauren and Abby have over 32k Facebook followers and over 34k followers on Instagram.

The Maker's Atelier: The Essential Collection

The Maker's Atelier: The Essential Collection

Sewing with Style

  • Author: Frances Tobin
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781849499040
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 144
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The Maker's Atelier is for women of any age or shape who want to dress well but cannot always find what they want in stores. Frances Toibin's self-proclaimed mission is to help fashion-conscious women create their own beautiful clothes to wear with style. It is founded on the belief that the simplest shapes in the finest fabrics make the most successful clothes. In The Essential Collection, designer Frances has taken the key shapes from some of the most enduring fashion trends, such as the pencil skirt and the boxy shirt, and refined them into clear dressmaking patterns with easy-to-follow instructions. Frances has sources the perfect fabrics to suit each garments and shows four alternative looks for each pattern to provide further technical know-how as well as style ideas to enable the home dressmaker to make their own capsule collection of garments unique to them. For example, the pencil skirt is shown in navy gabardine to suit an elegant working wardrobe, but alternatively this skirt takes on an edgier look when made up in metallic stretch fabric with a raw hem. With dressmaking patterns supplied in the pack alongside the book, and given in sizes 4 to 16, The Capsule Collection makes it possible for all women - whether dressmaking novices or accomplished seamstresses - to own an enviable selection of timeless and adaptable staple garments.

How to Use a Sewing Machine

How to Use a Sewing Machine

A Beginner's Manual

  • Author: Marie Clayton
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1910231673
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 300
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Sewing is the perfect hobby - it is relaxing, creative and extremely useful! But sewing machines can seem complicated. This book has everything you need to know to choose, use and look after your sewing machine with confidence. The first chapters will help you choose a machine, explaining which features to look out for. Once you've got your machine home, the step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with everything. Learn how to set up your machine and its basic functions including: winding a bobbin, threading up and adjusting tension and stitch size. With plenty of information on basic dressmaking techniques, you will soon be tackling seams and hems, zips and buttonholes, gathers and pleats, binding and trimming. Feeling creative? Try out some decorative techniques - with machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and quilting. And if you get stuck, there is an invaluable trouble shooting section along with a jargon busting glossary. So whether you want to use your sewing machine to carry out simple repairs, customize and alter your vintage finds, create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, or make a stylish curtains and cushions for your home, be sure to have this manual by your side at all times!

Make It, Own It, Love It

Make It, Own It, Love It

The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing

  • Author: Matt Chapple
  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
  • ISBN: 1911127071
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 176
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Matt Chapple, the UK's top amateur stitcher and winner of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2015, shares everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your attire. Focusing on making sewing easy and fun, the basic kit is explained and followed by step-by-step instructions on how to make projects such as a box-pleated skirt and adding bias binding to pocket edges for a splash of colour. Matt’s no-nonsense language strips away the complexity of sewing, as he gives practical advice on how to repair fabrics from denim and corduroy to tweed and wool, and offers tips to make wardrobe malfunctions a thing of the past.

#OOTD (Outfit of the Day) Sew & Style

#OOTD (Outfit of the Day) Sew & Style

Make Your Dream Wardrobe with Angela

  • Author: Angela Lan
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1617451371
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 128
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Fourteen-year-old fashion designer Angela Lan of lovespunk.com teaches 12–16 year olds to design their own wardrobes from 6 classic looks! This in-depth guide shares garment-sewing basics, from choosing the right fabric to installing zippers, for a professional, store-bought finish. Encouraging girls to find and sew their perfect style, Angela helps readers build their skills through 6 versatile clothing patterns and 4 altered fashions to show how easy it is to change up basic pieces for a totally different look! #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) is ideal for avid DIYers and beginning garment sewists looking to try something new.

Alabama Studio Sewing + Design

Alabama Studio Sewing + Design

A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe

  • Author: Natalie Chanin
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • ISBN: 9781584799207
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 176
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Guide to sewing and embellishing basic wardrobe pieces including mid-length skirts, fitted dresses, and fitted tops.

Liberty Book of Home Sewing

Liberty Book of Home Sewing

  • Author: Liberty of London
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 9781452102375
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 160
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Crafters and fashion lovers will be lining up to get their hands on the very first sewing book from internationally popular and uber-stylish textile brand Liberty. Brimming with lavish photographs of bold, graphic fabrics, The Liberty Book of Home Sewing offers 25 irresistible and easy-to-make projects that allow readers to incorporate a touch of Liberty elegance into their home. Simple enough for beginners, the projects range from feminine totes and aprons to handy pincushions and book covers, full-sized quilts, chic throws, plush cushions, and more. With color step-by-step illustrations, detailed instructions, and plenty of inspiration, plus an exquisite fabric cover, this enchantingly beautiful book will be treasured by longtime Liberty fans and young crafters alike.

Bold & Beautiful Easy-Sew Clothes

Bold & Beautiful Easy-Sew Clothes

15 Unstructured Designs That Fit and Flatter Every Shape, and Are Simple to Make

  • Author: Habibe Acikgoz
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250023653
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 128
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Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. Additionally, there are a variety of ideas for making the clothes your own, including how to alter the fit to suit your shape or style, or personalize your pieces with pockets, pleats, and drawstrings. - Each piece has been designed with flowing, elegant lines that skim the body, to create a bold, dramatic and very flattering silhouette. - These beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear - just print out the pattern in your size from the CD, and follow the straightforward step-by-step instructions in the book. - Illustrated guides explain all the sewing skills you need to construct each garment and give it the perfect finishing touch.

Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style

Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style

  • Author: Lotta Jansdotter
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
  • ISBN: 9781617691744
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 160
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When Lotta Jansdotter steps out in one of her signature outfits, fans always ask, "Did you make that yourself?" Often the answer is, "Yes, and so can you!" With that in mind, the style icon created Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style, a pattern book/inspiration guide anchored by five easy, versatile sewing patterns--skirt, dress, blouse, pants/shorts, and jacket/coat--and highlighted with quick DIY accessories, including hats, bags, scarves, and jewelry. Photographed over the course of a year in her life in New York, Tennessee, India, and Sweden and organized by season, Jansdotter shares her sources of inspiration and how she and her friends mix and match her key pieces while working, play- ing, resting, and traveling. Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style brings Jansdotter's infectious and sought-after sense of style to new followers and longtime devotees alike.

Elementary Sewing Skills

Elementary Sewing Skills

Do it once, do it well

  • Author: Merchant & Mills
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1910231215
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 300
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A super-stylish new handbook from Merchant & Mills containing all the answers to sewing's most frequently asked questions. Providing an overview on the art of sewing, this handy volume is packed with information on the tools and materials you will need, seasoned with homegrown tips on essential good practice. Topics given the full Merchant & Mills treatment range from the planning stages through to putting the finishing touches to your project. Measuring and marking, form (including darts and gathering), seams, ease, hems, interfacing and closures such as buttons and zips are all covered. There is expert advice on using and understanding patterns, performing basic alterations, and of course plenty of tips on making the most of any dressmaker's best friend - the iron. Successful sewing is very achievable: just make sure that you have this book to hand at all times, and bear in mind the Merchant & Mills motto: do it once, do it well.

Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress

Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress

Patterns for 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons

  • Author: Dolin Bliss O'Shea
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452130442
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 176
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Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. . . . Each of these women had an influential take on the most classic wardrobe staple of all: the Little Black Dress. In this chic sewing book, patternmaker Dolin Bliss O'Shea pulls inspiration from famous LBDs throughout history—including Mary Quant's mod mini, a classic wrap dress worn by Liza Minelli, Princess Diana's smart A-line, and more—and offers patterns for reinterpreted versions that are perfectly stylish. Including 10 full dress patterns with sewing variations to make 20 garments in all, a primer on sewing techniques, vintage photographs of style icons, and full-color shots of the finished pieces, this book has everything fashionistas need to bring timeless style right into their closets.

Alabama Studio Style

Alabama Studio Style

More Projects, Recipes & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living

  • Author: Natalie Chanin
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • ISBN: 9781584798231
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 176
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In a follow up to Alabama Stitch Book, the author shares more of her stenciling, stitching and beading methods; provides more than 20 projects, including her award-winning dresses and skirts; and collects recipes from Southern food expert Angie Mosier.

Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles

  • Author: Gretchen Hirsch
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • ISBN: 9781617690754
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 236
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Every vintage-obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses. The follow-up to the popular Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks. The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes instructions and patterns for 23 dresses for a variety of occasions. Elements of each pattern can be mixed and matched, allowing readers to customize the bodice, skirt, sleeves, pockets, and details of each dress for a truly unique creation.

Simple Modern Sewing

Simple Modern Sewing

8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments

  • Author: Shufu To Seikatsu Sha
  • Publisher: Interweave
  • ISBN: 9781596683525
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 112
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25 fabulous, wearable garments from only 8 simple patterns! Make a closetful of comfortable and easy go-to garments without needing tons of patterns. You need just the eight included basic templates which show you how to fold and cut for each of the 25 unique designs. The patterns are easy and adaptable with no-fuss sizing, so it's simple to sew clothes that are perfect for you. If you're a beginner sewer you'll love the basic shapes and stylish results. Once you've mastered the patterns you can get creative and make each piece your own by using a variety of fabrics, or by adding fashionable embellishments like a print lining or contrast-stitching. Fill your wardrobe in no time with these easy to make and wear garments.

Stitched Sewing Organizers

Stitched Sewing Organizers

Pretty Cases, Boxes, Pouches, Pincushions & More

  • Author: Aneela Hoey
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1617455113
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 138
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Celebrate and use your sewing skills with Aneela Hoey's 15 stylish yet functional patterns for a wide variety of sewing organizers. Designed to work together, many of the smaller projects fit into larger ones and can be made into a coordinating set. Showcase trendy fat quarters and half-yards or use up scraps of your favorite fabric as you make cute containers for yourself, to give to your friends, or to bring to swaps!

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time

The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide : Interchangeable Patterns to Create 200+ Unique Dresses

  • Author: Tanya Whelan
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
  • ISBN: 0770434940
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 224
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Tanya Whelan believes that dressmaking is easier than most people realize but that most sewing books are more complicated than they need to be. With her "choose-your-own-adventure" approach to sewing, Tanya offers an invaluable collection of patterns that empowers sewers to become designers. The trick is a set of patterns for 6 skirts and 8 bodices that line up perfectly at the waist, plus an additional 4 sleeve styles and 4 necklines. Tanya Whelan gives readers clear instructions and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams that allow them to use the enclosed pattern pieces to create up to 219 fitted dresses, including simple strapless designs, sheaths, and halter gowns. The book covers basic dress construction and altering techniques for women of all shapes and sizes.

The Tunic Bible

The Tunic Bible

One Pattern, Interchangeable Pieces, Ready-to-Wear Results!

  • Author: Sarah Gunn,Julie Starr
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1617453579
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 112
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It's the only tunic pattern you'll ever need! A graded bodice pattern with alternate neck plackets, collars, and sleeves provides a variety of unique, ready-to-wear fashions. From everyday casual to preppy chic, boho, or glamorous, you'll find the look that's right for you. Well respected in the sewing industry for their pattern reviews and online garment challenges, Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr make the tunic accessible and exciting for those with basic sewing skills and beyond.