Dressmaking a step by step course
BBC Step-by-step Dressmaking Course by Leila AitkenThe best introduction ever to dressmaking. ...covers the step-by-step process of dressmaking. Geared toward the sewing novice, it provides brief and basic explanations of terms and simplified hand-drawn illustrations of techniques, while touching on every aspect from pattern choice through the finishing touches. Aitken...certainly knows her subject....Attractive in layout and format...offers useful information. Recommended.—LJ. ...amazingly simple to follow.—Booklist. 160 pages (16 in color), 7 1/2 X 9 5/8.
Beginners Sewing Course - Day 1 - The Basics
BBC Step-by-step Dressmaking Course
Description This is a vintage dressmaking manual produced by Singer, as presented in their sewing centers. It promises just eight easy steps to learn dressmaking. Liked This is a great sewing manual. What I like best is that it really shows the quality that a home dressmaker was expected to put into her sewing. The techniques that it teaches include meticulous matching of prints and patterns, hand sewing wherever necessary to achieve the best results, piping to reenforce seams, corded buttonholes, and shaped, welted pockets, all designed to enhance the overall style and quality of the garment.
If you're just getting started with sewing, you might think that a dress is way out of your league. But that's not necessarily so. A dress is actually a great beginner project, as long as you choose a simple style and easy-to-work-with fabric more on that in a minute! As with any larger project, the key to making it manageable is to break it down into bite-size pieces or, in the case of a dress, components. Each component requires a series of steps to complete.