Dressmaking: 200 Questions Answered: Questions Answered on Everything from Stitching Seams to Setting in Sleeves

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Got a dressmaking problem you can't solve? Curious to know more about a specific technique? Want to know how to construct a garment? Dressmaking 200 Questions Answered will come to your rescue, answering 200 questions on a vast range of dressmaking topics. Questions designed for beginners and experienced needlecrafters. Helpful advice from a leading expert on all aspects of dressmaking. Clear, detailed illustrations help explain specific techniques and effects. Chapters cover sewing equipment, measurements and fitting, preparing and cutting out fabric, machine stitching, and much more.

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Mary McCarthy has an extensive background in sewing, teaching, and business, including a B.S. in Clothing and Textiles, and M.B.A. A custom clothier and designer since 1991, she also loves sharing her knowledge with fellow sewing enthusiasts. She teaches beginner to advanced garment sewing in a variety of venues that include sewing guilds, speciality and chain fabric stores, national conferences, and online classes. Mary has authored two books on sewing techniques. Her creative and inspiring ideas have been featured in Threads Magazine, Sew News Magazine, and PatternReview.com. To learn more, go to www.marymccarthysews.com.

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Jan 13 Mary answers 200 questions on a vast range of dressmaking topics. Suitable for beginners and experienced sewers, her helpful advice includes clear and detailed illustrations to help explain many techniques and effects. The book also covers equipment, measurements and fitting, preparing and cutting out fabric plus machine stitching. Machine Knitting Monthly Issue 17 Whether you're a novice or a needle-star, this new title answers literally hundreds of clothes-making queries, like how to cut out fabric and tips on fit. Expert dress-maker Mary McCarthy has the answers. Mollie Makes Magazine Sept 12 'Dressmaking, 200 Questions Answered' is a dressmaking bible. Questions such as: How do I keep my stitches in a straight line? My zip is too long; can I shorten it? are answered in a clear, easy to follow language and include an illustration alongside each answer. I'm sure I could (and will!) have saved a lot of time, error and phone calls to my mother-in-law if I had this book sooner. makeandcraft.com Nov 12 An ideal book for both the proficient and the less experienced dressmaker. The book is divided into questions with clear photographs and diagrams of the problems. These range from 'How do I use Tailors chalk?' to more challenging items such as 'How do I match the right fabric to my pattern?' and 'How do I cut out stretchy fabrics?' Answers to your dressmaking problems can be solved with this very useful book. Chapters cover sewing equipment, measuring and fitting, preparing and cutting out fabric, machine stitching and lots more helpful advice for anyone who is interested in sewing. A good all round advice book. Merseyside Embroiderer's Guild (megonline.co.uk)

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