A-Z of Sewing for Smockers: The Perfect Resource for Creating Heirloom Smocked Garments (A-Z of Needlecraft)
By: Country Bumpkin Publications (author) Paperback
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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 A-Z 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.
About Author Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.
Contents 4 General information 4 Equipment 9 Fabrics 16 Fabric requirements 17 Interfacings and linings 17 Machine sewing thread 18 Patterns 20 Transferring markings 21 Techniques 22 Binding 23 Blocking and shaping 28 Gathering 30 Heirloom sewing 37 Piping 39 Pleating 42 Pressing 42 Seams 48 Understitching 48 Topstitching 49 Construction 50 Assembling the garment 60 Armholes 63 Button bands 65 Collars 74 Fasteners 83 Hems 92 Inserts 94 Interfacings 95 Linings 96 Necklines 103 Plackets 107 Sashes, belts and cummerbunds 115 Sleeves 125 Your finished garment 126 Index
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