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Simple Tailoring and Alterations

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 Number - 6211811000

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 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 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 Learnt loads This book is great for beginner and experienced sewers. I am a beginner and have learnt loads from this book and was one I wanted to read from start to finish instead of dipping in and out of it.
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to follow for me as a beggining This product has good diagrams , photos which makes it easier for me
Date published: 2021-06-18
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 Really handy book! This is such a used reference book, covering and refreshing some of the basics which is handy for a new sewer like me! Fairly in depth on the topics for altering pretty much any garment, and if it’s not quite clear enough it helps you know what to look for for more help. All in all very happy with this
Date published: 2022-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear instructions for altering tailored clothing The book is well written and easy to flip through with clear instructions for altering tailored garments. Very handy tips throughout help achieve a professional touch. Anyone interested in the craft of sewing will find all the advice given useful but also a fun and interesting read.
Date published: 2021-09-05
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