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
From Library Journal
While fewer people sew today, those who do are often more serious about it. This book is targeted at true enthusiasts who want to learn the timesaving and quality-enhancing techniques employed by professionals. Together the book's five contributors have worked for more than a century in the garment industry as designers, pattern makers, instructors, and quality-control specialists. With more than 800 photos, Sewing Secrets gives the reader an over-the-shoulder look at apparel construction, emphasizing details that can distinguish a run-of-the-mill garment from a fashion statement. An extensive "tips & techniques" section is arranged alphabetically from awls to zippers, while sidebars of inside information make for interesting browsing. Highly recommended for all sewing collections.
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