LINEN AND COTTON
Classic Sewing Techniques for Great Results


Linen and cotton are two classic fabrics that are always in style. This second book in Taunton's Focus on Fabric series, Linen and Cotton, is the essential sewing room reference for working with these easy-to-wear fabrics. It includes not only sewing techniques, but tips on selecting the right patterns and equipment, preparing and caring for the fabric before and after sewing, and construction techniques.

These well-behaved fabrics are the perfect place to try new or complex techniques with confidence. Rarely taught classic couture methods are explained in detail.

In one concise volume, sewers can find information on weaves, treatments, finishes, and specialty details like godets, pin tucks, and piping. A gallery of beautiful garments will serve as inspiration to take sewing skills to new heights. With the help of these professional techniques, linen and cotton garments will turn out like expensive ready-to-wear.

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BRIDAL COUTURE
Fine Sewing Techniques for
Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear


Ideal as a wish book for brides, a textbook for sewing students, a reference book for dressmakers, or a companion book for anyone hiring a dressmaker, Bridal Couture is, finally, a book about fashion and the practical knowledge needed to create fantasy.

Starting with a portfolio of breath-taking gowns designed by the author, Bridal Couture covers all the major techniques used to sew these sumptuous couture creations, including choosing fabric, working with lace, creating a muslin, and solving tricky construction issues. Every conceivable style of skirt, sleeve, and bodice is included, as well as suggestions for fabric combinations to evoke just the right mood. A final section details the construction of four actual gowns, giving readers a chance to apply what they have learned.

Ideal as a wish book for brides, a textbook for sewing students, a reference book for dressmakers, or a companion book for anyone hiring a dressmaker, Bridal Couture is, finally, a book about fashion and the practical knowledge needed to create fantasy.


Bridal Couture now available on CD

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Price: $39.95