THE DRESSMAKER'S COMPANION - A practical guide to sewing clothes • Paperback

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By author Elizabeth M Haywood, A practical guide to sewing clothes.

A comprehensive sewing reference you’ll refer to again and again for reliable, practical advice.

Whether you’re a dressmaker, fashion student or simply enjoy sewing for yourself and the people you love, this is a sewing book as helpful as your own personal teacher.

With over 3,000 illustrations, step-by-step instructions, clever ideas, troubleshooting and fitting advice, The Dressmaker’s Companion will enable you to sew with confidence.

Winner of the 30th Benjamin Franklin Award for best craft book and silver medal winner for best large format cover.

About the author: Elizabeth Haywood always loved making clothes.  She trained as a patternmaker and worked in the fashion industry for 20 years.  She now lives in the country with her young family, where she’s re-discovering sewing for pleasure.

Paperback | 430 pages

203 x 254 x 10mm | 399g

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Great book

    This is a great book, full of useful tips and information.
    It arrived quickly and was beautifully packaged - just like getting a present!

    Deborah Bovey
    What a fantastic book!

    What a truly wonderful resource this book is for the home sewer, wanting their projects to look much more professional. I found it to be very detailed with instructions and diagrams. I am very happy I purchased this well thought out, well written, comprehensive ‘how to’ book. 🙂

    Jacinta @DrSew_n_Sew
    Sew simple!

    As a self-taught seamstress in the age of YouTube tutorials, I really wasn’t sure I’d use this book at all and it would join the ranks of the other books that make for handy material weights only… BUT it is PHENOMENAL! It really explains how to do things with awesome drawings and simple explanations. It has taken my sewing to another level and I can finally do a super neat pocket! I think I use this book more than my scissors and is a great gift for anyone interested in sewing. Love it, thanks for the recommendation of this book on your Insta page, changed my sewing world!