Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques
Author: Lynda Maynard
Publisher: London : A & C Black, 2010.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
I am an experienced dressmaker and while I can read books even from the 16th century with ease I occasionally do much prefer to be able to look and know exactly what the author intended.
This book does exactly that.
The text is well laid out with a lot of space to separate ideas, but the photographic illustrations really make this book outstanding. There is a clever use of contrasting colours used for shell, lining, stitches, and even zips/binding that make it easy to follow from section to section.
I do recommend this book to a beginner and advanced maker alike. This book is also of a good size for setting out on a table to follow along or to read alone.