Fashion Sewing: Advanced Techniques

Author(s): Connie Amaden-Crawford

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Fashion Sewing: Advanced Techniques guides the reader through a range of intermediate and advanced skills, such as tailoring, sewing with knits, inserting linings and facings and how to sew a wide range of design variations for collars, pockets and sleeves. The detailed step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, with clear accompanying illustrations. This comprehensive guide is an ideal accompaniment to the first book in the series, Fashion Sewing: Introductory Techniques, but it will also enable those with little sewing experience to master their fashion sewing skills and create beautiful, professional-looking garments.


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Fashion Sewing: Advanced Techniques is written for all those looking to perfect their sewing skills and develop their knowledge of fashion sewing.

Connie Amaden-Crawford is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni, a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label. She is author of The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2012).

Preface 1. Construction Methods: Step-By-Step Method of Construction; Assembly Procedures for Simple Garments 2. Bias and Bias Treatments: Key Terms and Concepts; Finishing Bias-Cut Garments; Cutting Bias Strips; Joining Bias Strips; Single Bias Binding; French Bias Binding; Spaghetti Tubing 3. Sewing with Knits: Key Terms and Concepts; Needle and Thread Selection; Seams on Knit Fabrics; Knit Bands; Knit Bias Binding; Knit Rugby Placket with Knit Collar; Knit Extended Band; Sewing Knickers 4. Pockets; Key Terms and Concepts; Patch Pocket; Lined Patch Pocket; Lined Patch Pocket with Facing; Self-Lined Patch Pocket; Front Hip Pocket; In-Seam Pocket; Bellows/Cargo Pocket; Patch Pocket with Flap or Decorative Flap; Welt Bound Pocket; One-Piece Bound Buttonhole Pocket; Lined Bound Buttonhole Pocket; Bound Flap Pocket 5. Sleeves, Plackets and Cuffs: Key Terms and Concepts; Sleeve Designs; Sleeve Plackets; Sleeve Cuffs 6. Collars and Necklines: Collars: Key Terms and Concepts; Flat, Stand or Roll Collar; Shirt Collar with Separate Stand; Burrito/Sandwich Collar; Tie Collar; Attaching a Collar with Front and Back Facings; Attaching a Collar without a Back Facing; Attaching a Collar without Facings; Shawl Collar; Rever Collar; Neckline Plackets: Key Terms and Concepts; Shirt Neckline Placket; Tailored Shirt Placket; Hidden Button Placket; Budget Shirt Placket 7. Facings and Linings: Facings: Key Terms and Concepts; Shaped and Extended Facings; All-in-One Facing; Bias Facing; Linings: Key Terms and Concepts; Free-Hanging Skirt Lining; Free-Hanging Pants Lining; Vest Lining; Constructing the Bustier 8. Waistlines: Key Terms and Concepts; Traditional Straight Waistband; Tailored Straight; Waistband; Belt Carriers; Elastic Waistband; Drawstring Waistband; Faced Waistline; Inside Waistline; Stay/Belting; Attaching a Bodice to a Skirt; Thread Loop for Buttonhole or Belt; Outside Casing 9. Tailoring: Key Terms and Concepts; Tailored Jacket with Notched Collar; Notched Collar in an Unlined Jacket Appendix Glossary of Sewing Terms Index Acknowledgements

General Fields

  • : 9781472532664
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : January 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Connie Amaden-Crawford
  • : Paperback
  • : 208