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Sewing Secrets from the Fashion Industry: Proven Methods To Help You Sew Like the Pros (Rodale Sewing Book) Hardcover – April 15, 1996
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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As for the book I thought there were a lot of interesting details about how industry constructs garments and useful information set up in charts. The author included how a home sewer can get the store bought look even though our home sewing machines can do what industrial machines do. A good reference. The fly zipper information was what I was looking for.
thanks for writing such a useful book.
I bought one while it was still in print and was delighted to find a copy for a young friend who is learning to sew!
Arrived on time in NEW condition-perfect for Christmas gift!