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Dressmaking to flatter your shape

Dressmaking to flatter your shape

Knight, Lorna

This text shows you how to take a pattern, make some smart adjustments, and end up with clothes that give you a great, flattering fit. It includes information on selecting fabrics and styles to fit your shape, how to personalise a pattern to your own style, and how to draft your own pattern from scratch

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Lorna Knight
ISBN: 1408170884, 9781408170885
Note: "A Quarto book."
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 173 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Subject: Dressmaking.; Beauty and Fashion.


  1. Introduction
  2. Tools and Materials
  3. Figure Shapes
  4. The Process
  5. Measuring
  6. Commercial Patterns
  7. Adapting Patterns
  8. Making a Toile (Muslin)
  9. Simple Style Alterations
  10. Core Techniques
  11. Glossary
  12. Index
  13. Credits

Author note

Lorna Knightspecialised in textiles at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh. She spent ten years teaching Design and Technology in middle schools in the UK, before setting up a business designing and making lingerie, and running workshops teaching sewing skills from the couture and high street fashion worlds. Lorna writes regularly forSewing Worldmagazine, and has contributed to many sewing books and other fashion publications. Her previous books includeThe Sewing Stitch Bible,The Dressmaker's Tecnique Bibleand200 Sewing Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets.