Couture Sewing Techniques

Couture Sewing TechniquesThe world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right Wrong Fashion historian Claire B Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing

Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1)

Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1)Poor Creel She can t believe her aunt wants to sacrifice her to the local dragon It s a ploy to lure a heroic knight so that he will fight the dragon, marry Creel out of chivalrous obligation, and lift the entire family out of poverty Creel isn t worried After all, nobody has seen a dragon in

The Pink Suit

The Pink SuitOn November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas dressed in a pink Chanel style suit that was his favorite Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind

Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear

Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and LeisurewearThis unique book contains a full range of blocks and patterns to cope with all aspects of lingerie, beachwear and leisurewear It explains not only the methods of cutting but also the reasoning behind the methods, so that you can learn to adapt the information to other situations All the

Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking

Love at First Stitch: Demystifying DressmakingSimple, elegant, and a little groovy, Love at First Stitch is all you need to start making the dresses of your dreams with 7 complete full size patterns.Fancy making your own clothes but have no idea where to start Tired of overwhelming sewing manuals and frumpy projects Love at First Stitch

The Day the Falls Stood Still

The Day the Falls Stood StillTom Cole, the grandson of a legendary local hero, has inherited an uncanny knack for reading the Niagara River s whims and performing daring feats of rescue at the mighty falls And like the tumultuous meeting of the cataract s waters with the rocks below, a chance encounter between Tom and

Vogue Sewing

Vogue SewingThe bestselling guide to sewing gets a freshening up And it s from Vogue the most respected name in needlework A trusted classic since 1975, Vogue Sewing has remained a consistent bestseller and sewer s favorite Now it s been fully revised and updated, with the latest information and all new

Make Yourself Comfortable: Sewing clothes from stretch knit fabrics

Make Yourself Comfortable: Sewing clothes from stretch knit fabricsMake Yourself Comfortable offers perfect proof that easy to wear clothes can be seriously stylish with a collection of outfits that combine the comfort of stretch fabrics with Tilly Walnes signature look Even experienced stitchers are often wary of working with stretch knit fabrics, but in this

How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns

How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing PatternsAn accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item s length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit The book s opening chapters present an illustrated guide to the tools,

Patternmaking for Fashion Design

Patternmaking for Fashion Design Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy to understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or of the three major patternmaking

The Thread

The ThreadA beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love that endures through the catastrophes and upheavals of the twentieth century both natural and man made in the turbulent city of Thessaloniki, Greece Victoria Hislop,