Love at first stitch / Tilly Walnes.Material type: BookPublisher: London Quadrille Publishing, 2014Copyright date: copyright2014Description: 191 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. + 3 pattern sheets.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume | sheetISBN: 9781849493659 (paperback); 1849493650 (paperback).Other title: Love at first stitch : demystifying dressmaking.Subject(s): Dressmaking | SewingDDC classification: 646.4
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Love at First Stitch gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Garment gallery -- My story -- How to use this book -- You will need ... -- 1. Brigitte scarf (Setting up your sewing machine ; Stitching school ; Pinning ; Adjusting stitches ; Neck scarf ; Embellish with topstitching ; Fearless sewing) -- 2. Margot pyjamas (Choosing your fabric ; Preparing your pattern ; Laying out fabric and pattern ; Cutting out fabric pieces ; Transferring the markings ; Understanding clothing construction ; Simple seam allowance finishes ; Pressing matters ; Hemming ; Patch pocket ; Shorter length ; How to behave in a fabric shop) -- 3. Delphine skirt (Pattern sizing ; Understanding ease ; Interfacing ; Inserting an invisible zip ; Belt loops ; Decorate with buttons ; Creating an inspiring sewing space)
4. Megan dress (Fitting your garment ; Stay stitching ; Shaping with darts and dart tucks ; Attaching a neckline facing ; Setting in sleeves ; Create a faux placket ; Add a ribbon trimming ; Becoming a designer) -- 5. Clémence skirt (Making a simple skirt pattern ; French seams ; Gathering ; Stitch in the ditch ; Side-seam pockets ; Bow belt ; Fitting sewing into a busy life) -- 6. Mimi blouse (Making a collar ; Buttonholes ; Sewing on buttons ; Piping the yoke seam ; Fabric covered buttons ; Dressing handmade) -- 7. Lilou dress (Lining a garment ; Fashioning pleats ; Slip stitching ; Sculpt a scallop neckline ; Gathered skirt ; Sewing solo, sewing socially) -- What next? -- Sewing with and without patterns.
Love at First Stitch gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers by the author of the popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout. Instead of overwhelming the novice dressmaker with theory, this book is about learning by doing.
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