Sidgwick & Jackson 1st 1989
4to, very very minor bumps to boards, slight creasing to dustwrapper edges, especially at head and tail of spine o/w VG++/VG++ 1135 gms
(Order reference 12019).
Have you ever dreamed up the perfect evening dress — the colour, style and fabric — and been unable to find anything remotely similar in the shops? Do you long for a unique outfit without the designer price tag? In Complete Pattern Designing, Ann Ladbury, the country's best-known dressmaking expert, describes step by step how you can transform your own ideas for all types of clothes into ready-to-wear garments.
Separate sections cover patterns for trousers, skirts, blouses and bodices, coats and jackets, lingerie, nightwear and beachwear, with advice on how the various style features combine to make complete outfits. Clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions show how to construct and fit the basic body blocks for a pattern and then add different design elements to your chosen shape. The advice on fitting applies to all patterns and garments and could be used in conjunction with a shop-bought pattern to achieve perfect results for all types of figures. And the whole book is interspersed with the bright commonsense sewing tips for which Ann Ladbury is so famous.
A special feature of Complete Pattern Designing are the attractive, full-page colour photographs suggesting some of the finished garments that can be made — but let your imagination run wild! With just a little time and effort, the wardrobe of your dreams could now become a reality.