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The Bishop Method of Clothing Construction
The Bishop Method of Clothing Construction Author:Edna Bishop The book is broken down into 15 chapters starting with a basic "how to" on sewing and the use of equipment and machines, covering everything you could want to know about cutting, patterns, measurement & tailoring and ending with adding details. — Principles taught include: — Grain Perfection — Accuracy in preparing, cutting & marking the fabric — Cu... more »tting to fit
Perfection in stitching
Perfection in pressing
There are 10 "torn projects" (torn refers to the idea of perfecting the grain before sewing). The projects have fairly easy to follow directions (once you get used to the dry dialog) and all but 2 (the poncho and the pleated skirt) are really quite cute and could look very modern done in the right fabric. They are all accompanied by pictures as well as diagrams (very useful)!
From the simplest "torn projects" you are then walked through measurements and pattern buying then into cutting, preparing and sewing your garments. All the chapters include multiple pictures, diagrams and references to other chapters (in case of confusion). Also included is a thorough glossary of terms used in the book as well as basic sewing terms.
The latter chapters are very detailed in making items work for your body type and working with any and all patterns to suit your needs.
This book is a "must have" for anyone who wants get serious about making clothes!« less