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A Guide To Fashion Sewing, 6th Ed

A Guide To Fashion Sewing, 6th Ed
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A Guide to Fashion Sewing, 6th Edition, provides a comprehensive fashion sewing resource for beginning and advanced sewers alike. Readers will learn how to assemble and construct designs of various styles using proven industry methods for more than 100 sewing applications. Chapters cover everything from sewing equipment, measurements, and fabric selection to actual garment assembly. Filled with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and large, clear illustrations, this book is an indispensable resource for constructing quality garments. Accompanying video demonstrations help readers learn at their own pace basic sewing skills and techniques such a seams, darts, bias binding, zipper, and garment assembly.

The new edition features an updated design, new industrial sewing machine information and photographs, and expanded information on tailoring. Amaden-Crawford has added convenient metric measurement equivalents to the text, helpful project checklists to aid self-assessment of completed project, and 1/2 scale patterns to make sample garment assembly easier than ever before.

©2015, 400 pp., softcover, 1200 color illustrations, ISBN 9781628921847

Book Contents


Contents
 
PREFACE IX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XI
1 THE SEWING MACHINE and SEWING EQUIPMENT 1
2 IDENTIFYING FASHION FABRICS 27
3 BODY TYPES and SIZE CHARTS 53
4 PLANNING a DESIGN and SELECTING FABRIC 61
5 METHOD to THIS MADNESS 83
6 STITCHES 95
7 SEAMS and SEAM FINISHES 105
8 DARTS 129
9 PLEATS and TUCKS 139
10 BIAS and BIAS TREATMENTS 149
11 SEWING with KNITS 161
12 ZIPPERS 177
13 POCKETS 193
14 SLEEVES, PLACKETS, and CUFFS 227
15 COLLARS 249
16 NECKLINE PLACKETS 273
17 FACINGS 285
18 LININGS 295
19 TAILORING 309
20 WAISTLINES 325
21 HEMS 343
22 CLOSURES 351
APPENDIX A: SEWING GUIDES 361
APPENDIX B: PATTERNS 364
APPENDIX C: FABRIC RESOURCES 385
APPENDIX D: CONVERSION TABLES 388
GLOSSARY of SEWING TERMS 389
INDEX 395