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First Time Garment Fitting
by Sarah Veblen

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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In <i>First Time Garment Fitting</i>, sewing and design expert Sarah Veblen takes you by the hand and teaches you everything you need to know to adapt patterns so you can sew garments that fit just right.<br /><br /> With detailed descriptions of essential tools and techniques, the easy step-by-step instructions will have you altering patterns and sewing tops, pants, and skirts that fit you to a T in no time. The projects introduce key skills you’ll use again and again for all your garment sewing.<br /><br /> With <i>First Time Garment Fitting, </i>you’ll soon be sewing amazing clothing with confidence.
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you’ll learn to:<br /><br /> • Shop smarter and more selectively<br />• Make the most of your budget<br />• Master outfit formulas and color palettes<br />• Tweak your wardrobe for work<br />• Assess garment fit and quality like a pro<br />• Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, <i>The Curated Closet</i> is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your ...
by Alison Freer

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In <i>How to Get Dressed</i>, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what’s in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:<br /><br />   • Making every garment you own fit better <br />   • Mastering closet organization <br />   • The undergarments you actually need <br />   • The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it <br />   • Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar <br /><br /> Instead of repeating boring style “rules,” Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, <i>How to Get Dressed</i> has hundreds of insider tips from Alison’s arsenal of tools and expertise.
Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting: Go Beyond the Basics
by Debbie Stoller

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

November 01, 2012

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Stitch ’n Bitch</i> helps you take your knitting to the next level with advanced techniques and forty-one new patterns!</b><br /><br />In <i>Stitch ’n Bitch Superstar Knitting</i> Debbie Stoller teaches the full array of advanced knitting techniques and skills, such as double-knitting, knitting lace, complicated color work, beading, and more. With the same clear instruction and fierce attitude that got her dubbed a “knitting superstar” by the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, Stoller explains how to “knit by the numbers”; get creative with stripes; embellish with crochet, beading, and I-cords; how to make cable patterns; and how to use color forms. She also includes a section on DIY—which gives a tutorial on creating your own knitting patterns.<br /><br />Then you can test your skills with forty-one cool, funky, and fabulous patterns from Debbie and the Stitch ’n Bitch community: a fluttery “Rococo Shawl,” a cap sleeve lattice sweater, a Chanel-styled sequined jacket, a “Empire Strikes Back Dress,” the adorable “Button It!” children’s sweater with changeable animal patches—plus sexy stockings, stylish handbags, blankets, scarves, and more, all photographed in full-color.
Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More Than 200 Stitches
by DK

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English

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Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p><i><b>Embroidery</b></i> is the ultimate stitch dictionary and the ideal guide to embroidery, whatever your level of expertise.</p><p>The perfect reference guide to needlework, <i><b>Embroidery</b></i> is a comprehensive guide to inspire and inform sewers of all levels. Find advice on which thread, needles, or fabrics work with which techniques, and take a look at an incredible 200 stitches - with levels of difficulty, step-by-step instructions, and ideas on where and how to use them.</p><p>This practical guide covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needlepoint, and embroidery stitches, with detailed information simply presented in illustration-rich pages. With <b><i>E</i><i>mbroider</i><i>y</i> </b>it's easy to find exactly which stitch is right for your next sewing project.</p>
Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit
by Dora Ohrenstein

Language

English

Pages

177

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Learn to apply the top-down construction method to crochet with fourteen gorgeous patterns you can adjust as you go for a customized fit!</b><br /><br />Welcome to the new era of crochet. Making garments from the top down is a favorite knitting technique that allows knitters to test and adjust the fit as they go. Now, thanks to designer Dora Ohrenstein, crocheters will benefit for the first time from a pattern book featuring the same beloved approach. <br /><br />These fourteen fashionable patterns are sure to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Show-stopping original photography, an extensive discussion of the benefits of top-down construction, and detailed instructions on how and why to adjust the patterns to ensure an exquisite customized fit will have crocheters tying themselves in knots to start strutting their stuff!
Contemporary Celtic Crochet: 24 Cabled Designs for Sweaters, Scar...
by Bonnie Barker

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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Learn to crochet cables!<br /><br />Have you ever wanted to create a sweater with beautiful cables, but you didn't know how to knit? Now, in <i>Contemporary Celtic Crochet</i>, you can learn how to use basic crochet stitches to create the same stunning effect on sweater wraps, stoles, cardigans, and more. This book features easy projects, such as hats, scarves and device covers, and more difficult projects, including sweaters, wraps and blankets. Make the Hialeah Honey Baby Blankey to swaddle a newborn or create the Inisheer Sweater Wrap to stay cozy in cool weather. The Cables Meet Lace Cape is perfect for evenings out, and the Pennywhistler's Pack will let you carry your essentials on any day trip. These Celtic-inspired stitches and projects are the perfect addition to your crochet repertoire.
First Time Sewing with a Serger:The Absolute Beginner's Guide--Le...
by , Beth Ann Baumgartel

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<b>In <i>First Time Sewing with a Serger</i>, sewing experts Becky Hanson and Beth Baumgartel take you by the hand and teach you everything you need to know to sew with a serger, or overlock machine—a versatile and speedy stitching tool. </b><br /><br /> Start by learning how a serger works, the many styles available, and the roles of various parts and accessories. Get a detailed overview of the variety of functional and decorative stitches you can make, plus must-have threads, tools, and notions. Next, familiarize yourself with how to thread your serger, set the stitch size, and use it to start and end seams, sew curves and corners, and more. You'll use these essential skills to make the nine fun, easy garment and home decor projects--skills you'll turn to again and again to create your own professional-looking pieces!
Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & ...
by Katrina Rodabaugh

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<i>Mending Matters</i> explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.
First Time Sewing
by Editors of Creative Publi...

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

June 01, 2014

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Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner's guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stiches as well as sewing machines. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. Five simple projects will introduce sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern; skills you will use often as you continue to learn.With <i>First Time Sewing</i>, soon you will be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

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