Dressmaking: The complete step-by-step guide by Alison Smith is the ultimate dressmaking book any beginner will ever need to learn how to sew. Ms. Smith who also authored the ‘Sewing Book’ (ultimate guide to EVERYTHING you will need to learn every sewing technique there is out there. From sewing a buttonhole to sewing those pesky welt pockets or pants fly, this book has it), will guide and teach you - from choosing your fabric, how to follow and alter sewing patterns, make classic garments, and customize and refresh your own wardrobe.
For me, the best thing about it is that the book includes a section on all the patterns you will need to make the garments in the book - download it, draw it, or photocopy it - it’s up to you how you want it, just choose your size, it’s complete with full instructions on how to transfer the patterns to paper.
May you be a beginner or a seasoned sewist, this book will be a great addition to your library.
25 September 2012