Sewing Made Easy Author:Dorothy Sara With revisons by Irene Gora. — Literally hundreds of thousands of women have learned all about sewing for home and family from past editions of this basic sewing guide. Sewing Made Easy is presented in a new, revised, completely up-dated edition which includes the latest styles, the "miracle" fabrics, and the most up-to-date me... more »thods. And, althought the simplified instructions assume no prior sewing experience, the range of contents is wide, making the book as valuable to the skilled sewere as it is to the novice.
The beginner is actually shown ho to make a dress from start to finish. You learn how to choose the right pattern for you figure and select the most becoming material ... how to make any necessary pattern alterations ... how to lay the pattern on the material and cut it out ... how to baste and fit the dress and put it together with the tailoring touches that mark the custom made garment.
The expericend seamstress will selcome the scores of modern shortcuts and the hundres of new tips and ideas that help you develop and improve your skills.
Among the unique features of Sewing Made Easy:
* a detailed discussion of styling-how to evaluate style trends, how to select fashion notes (including accessories) that emphasize your good points, and how to create your own styles by adapting a basic pattern.
* advice on altering and remodeling - -turning a man's shirt into an attractive blouse ... altering children's clothing ... changing an out-of-style evening gown into a chic cocktail dress.
* sewing for the home -- from curtains and draperies to bedspreads and slipcovers.
Dorothy Sara is a noted editor and writer of how-to-books; Irene Gora is the author of numerous popular booklets and magazine articles on sewing.« less