A-Z of Sewing for Smockers
This how-to guide focuses on garment construction for smockers, with hints for creating heirlooms.
Part of the bestselling A-Z series of specialist needlework books, this extensive how-to text focuses on garment construction for smocking enthusiasts and is the ideal companion to the AZ of Smocking.
Presented in an easy to use style, this book is overflowing with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating beautiful heirloom garments from blouses to bridesmaids' dresses.
Table of Contents
4 General information
16 Fabric requirements
17 Interfacings and linings
17 Machine sewing thread
20 Transferring markings
23 Blocking and shaping
30 Heirloom sewing
50 Assembling the garment
63 Button bands
107 Sashes, belts and cummerbunds
125 Your finished garment
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About the Author
About Country Bumpkin
Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.
The A-Z series presents time and tested crafts that are beloved by many. This is a new edition. Turn your smocking into an heirloom. It's for people who already know how to smock, but want to know how to put a garment together. The book is aimed at the construction process of creating traditional garments, using clear step-by-step instructions with photographs. It contains techniques for piping, pleating, attaching lace, sashes and more but is not a how to smock book. There is a materials section, techniques and construction. The photographs are good and the instructions are professional
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