Classic Millinery Techniques A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today’s Hats

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Classic Millinery Techniques: A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today’s Hats by Ann Albrizio, Osnat Lustig, Ted Morrison
Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics by Francesca DenHartog
Shannon Okey, Alexandra Underhill, “AlterNation: Transform. Embellish. Customize”
Sarah Veblen, “The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting”
Sew Sew Beautiful Magazine Editors, “Sewing for a Royal Baby: 22 Heirloom Patterns for Your Little Prince or Princess”

Classic Millinery Techniques: A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today’s Hats by Ann Albrizio, Osnat Lustig, Ted Morrison

Publisher: Lark Books | 2001 | ISBN: 157990274X | 141 pages | PDF (scan) | 44,5 MB

Take basic sewing skills, add half a yard of fabric, and make one of 15 custom hats designed by an award-winning milliner. More than 250 illustrations guide you from drafting patterns to creating classic, head-turning hats. Start with a shirred beret, move on to a cloche, pillbox, or sailor hat.

Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics by Francesca DenHartog

Language: English | 2006 | ISBN: 1580176259 | 128 pages | MOBI | 10,3 MB

Discover how fun it is to create these simple, colorful skirts. Sew What! Skirts assumes no prior sewing experience and doesn’t slow you down with complicated instructions or patterns. The authors offer up 16 great styles, including A-line, circle, wraparound, gored panel, tiered, layered, and more. All it takes to get started is basic body measurements (no need to buy a pattern), a sewing machine, great fabric, fun embellishments, and a few simple techniques. The designs in Sew What! Skirts are sure to unleash the creative spirit of every budding sewist.

Shannon Okey, Alexandra Underhill, “AlterNation: Transform. Embellish. Customize”

2007 | ISBN: 1581809786 | English | 144 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 5.40 MB + 5.45 MB

Customize your clothes. Transform your world.
Do-it-yourself fashion is the most creative, affordable and fun way to create a style that’s completely and uniquely you. Whether you’re a sewing novice or a savvy seamstress, AlterNation will give you all the knowledge and inspiration you need to create your own trend-setting clothes and accessories. Just dig into the back of your closet or hit up your favorite thrift store, and you’ll be on your way to creating a one-of-a-kind wardrobe that will have your friends asking, “Where’d you get that?!”
* Convert a men’s buttondown into the sleek and sleeveless Office Corset, or combine it with a flowing skirt to create the surprisingly feminine Men’s Shirt Dress.
* Reinvent a pillowcase and a flat sheet to create the cute and comfy Bedhead Top and Asymmetrical Sheet Skirt.
* Pair some ripped-beyond-wear jeans with some trendy fabric to make the Dangerous Cherry Handbag, or cut a few out-of-style pairs into panels for the Denim Corset Skirt.
Not only will you learn to make 25+ projects, you’ll be bursting with ideas for countless more. Join the citizens of AlterNation! Turn your back on the mall, set your own trends, and show off your style!

Sarah Veblen, “The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting”

2012 | ISBN: 1589236084 | English | 224 pages | EPUB, PDF | 80 + 35 MB

Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly!
With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you’ll learn:
– The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting
– How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds
– How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems
– How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily
– Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations
See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.

Sew Sew Beautiful Magazine Editors, “Sewing for a Royal Baby: 22 Heirloom Patterns for Your Little Prince or Princess”

English | ISBN: 1878048813 | 2013 | EPUB | 144 pages | 34 MB

Any time a royal event takes place–a wedding, a birth–the world takes notice and what captures their attention first is the royal attire. Who would not want their own little prince or princess to be just as beautifully dressed? Sewing for a Royal Baby includes three designs inspired by actual royal garments, including the royal christening gown, as well as a variety of fine heirloom designs exclusively selected by the editors of Sew Beautiful magazine.
Sewing for a Royal Baby allows new mothers and grandmothers to create a royal wardrobe for their new little one using the complete patterns and instructions provided with the book. The patterns are sized differently according to the style, but the gowns start at newborn and go up to 18 months. The bubble goes up to 24 months. Toddler dresses go up to size 4, and the boys’ pieces go up to size 3.
From bonnets and booties to breathtaking christening gowns and sweet toddler looks, Sewing for a Royal Baby will inspire sewists to create a wardrobe fit for a little prince or princess using a variety of heirloom sewing techniques.