Sewing Secrets from the Fashion Industry: Proven Methods To Help You Sew Like the Pros (Rodale Sewing Book)

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Provides general instructions for fitting, constructing, tailoring, and finishing women's clothing

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Hundreds of clear photos, excellent step-by-step instructions, dozens of trade secrets from industry experts, and an A-to-Z approach make this one of the outstanding guides on the subject. Besides wonderful coverage of equipment choices and construction techniques, there is terrific information on altering commercial patterns to customize every detail for individual figure specifics, making a muslin, working with various fabric and interfacing types, and layout and cutting. This is an essential addition to any novice's sewing library; the more-experienced garment maker will also find it a very useful reference. --Amy Handy

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Sewing secrets from the fashion industry

Look over the shoulders of sewing experts as they show you how to cut and sew the professional way. From sample rooms to production sewing factories, the authors gleaned the best and the fastest garment-sewing techniques and treatments.

Sew fast. Sew smart. Make clothes that look better than ready-to-wear. Hundreds of step-by-step photographs and easy-to-understand directions help you:

* Master bound button holes
* Imitate professional seam finishes on your machine
* Create an innovative button placket
* Eliminate ease stitching and basting
* Sew a lined vest in three hours without any hand stitching
* Choose a pocket and waistband that's right for you
* Use industry techniques to interface like the pros
* Make clothing that fits perfectly no matter what your size

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