Author(s): Christine Haynes
The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction helps you master all of the techniques needed to sew clothes, including tops, dresses, pants, skirts, and even outerwear. This technique-driven book follows the entire process of clothing construction, including a section on the sewing machine and other tools/materials used, information on working with patterns and fitting, laying out the pattern pieces, cutting and marking, and on through every step of construction to the final button. Large, detailed photos guide you from start to finish and help give you a visual basis for learning the skills. This comprehensive guide is a long-lasting reference for anyone who sews clothes. It fills in all the technique details not supplied by manufacturers of the clothing patterns that most sewers use for all of their projects. This book explains the reasons behind the methods, warns of pitfalls to watch out for, and provides you with valuable tips that help you reach a satisfying, successful end with every project. Examples show both men's and women's fashions as well as children's clothes.
CHRISTINE HAYNES grew up in small-town Michigan and learned to sew from her mom, who learned from her grandmother. Just after graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she started her sewing business, selling mostly wrap skirts at the second Chicago Renegade Craft Fair. After moving to Los Angeles, she began writing for Craft Zine which led to her first book with Potter Craft, Chic & Simple Sewing. Christine now teaches sewing at Sew L.A. in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. She also writes for magazines and her blog, designs and sews clothing, and designs sewing patterns. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart's Radio Channel, People.com, LA Weekly, Daily Candy, and NBC's Today Show, among others. www.christinehaynes.com www.christinehaynes.blogspot.com