Simple Tailoring and Alterations

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Revamp your wardrobe and develop top sewing techniques with Simple Tailoring and Alterations, a comprehensive practical guide from acclaimed costumier and expert tailor, J. Francois-Campbell. With 10 tailoring techniques that will be suitable for novice and intermediate sewers, you'll be able to develop your skills and breathe new life into your clothes.

The book offers step-by-step instructions, illustrations and helpful photography alongside information on equipment, fabrics, measuring and stitching that will prove invaluable to any aspiring tailors.

The projects include skirts, dresses, trousers, jackets, shirts, coats and caps, boiler suits, jumpers, waistcoats and ties.

  • By J. Francois-Campbell
  • 176 pages
  • 10 tailoring techniques included
  • For beginner and intermediate sewers

Simple Tailoring and Alterations

Product code: 6211811000

Reviews (6)

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5
Simple Tailoring and Alterations is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New to sewing this is for you Gives clear instructions on what to do and diagrams are a welcome bonus would recommend
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant for simple alterations Bought this book to learn how to shorten a waistcoat. The book included how to make waistcoats slimmer and shirts/ jackets shorter at the bottom hem so was perfect for this. There are many diagrams and the steps are easy to follow: it is well explained. Contents of book includes altering: - skirts - dresses - trousers - jackets - shirts - coats - ties, bow tie and waist coats This book is suitable for beginner and intermediate sewers. I have done a dozen shortening and slimming alterations before so would say I fall into this category. The book states that it isn’t a complete set of all alterations but mentions the most common ones you will use. It would be even better if the book showed how to reduce garments at the shoulder rather than the bottom hem.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really useful basic introduction this book has a good selection of basic alterations instructions. not a comprehensive range, but useful nonetheless. Clearly set out and a reasonable price - worth checking out if you want to alter charity shop buys, or are short so need to constantly adjust hems etc. Would have liked a few more examples of how to adjust shaping of garments, but overall a good product.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book does exactly what it says on the cover. This is a cleverly written book. It clearly explains different techniques that can be used when making alterations to clothes. Good visual diagrams supporting the stages step by step, making it easy to follow.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for beginners Lots of useful information about fabrics, ranging from heaviness to difficulty to use, different types of stitches, including different alterations for skirts, dresses, shirts, trousers, jackets, coats and capes, and accessories like ties and waistcoats. Useful diagrams and detailed instructions, including texts.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really helpful book to have. This book gives very clear and easy instruction on all types of alterations, enabling you to get a perfect fit.
Date published: 2017-07-17
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