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The Colette Sewing Handbook : Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress (PCK SPI): Mitnick, Sarai: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Colette Sewing Handbook : Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress (PCK SPI)
The Colette Sewing Handbook : Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress (PCK SPI)
Publisher : Krause Pubns Inc
Published Date : 2011/11
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781440215452

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A97602736
Place of Publication: United States
Subject Development: Techniques
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Library Journal - Starred Reviews 1997 (And Ongoing)
Core Adult 600
LJ Reviews 2012 January #1
Phoenix Public Library Holdings (Internal Code for CLS)
Table of Contents
 
The New Seamstress                                 6  (2)
The Sewing Experience                              8  (1)
The Five Fundamentals                              9  (1)
    Chapter 1 Getting Started                      10 (18)
      Tools and Supplies                           12 (2)
      More Tools and Supplies                      14 (1)
      Basic Stitches                               15 (3)
      Sewing Lessons                               18 (10)
    Chapter 2 A Thoughtful Plan                    28 (10)
      Inspiration                                  30 (2)
      Editing for Your Style                       32 (4)
      Strategy                                     36 (1)
      A Personalized Croquis                       37 (1)
    Chapter 3 A Precise Pattern                    38 (22)
      Pattern Language                             40 (2)
      Prepare Your fabric                          42 (2)
      Lay Out Your Pattern                         44 (4)
      Transfer the Markings                        48 (2)
      Cut Your Fabric                              50 (10)
        Project: Meringue Skirt                    52 (8)
    Chapter 4 A Fantastic Fit                      60 (42)
      What is a Good Fit                           62 (2)
      Ease                                         64 (1)
      Darts and Fullness                           65 (3)
      How to Fit                                   68 (2)
      Step 1 Measure                               70 (2)
      Step 2 Trace                                 72 (1)
      Step 3 Make a Muslin                         73 (1)
      Step 4 Adjust the Muslin                     74 (3)
      Step 5 Alter the Pattern                     77 (1)
      Types of Alterations                         78 (24)
        Project: Pastille Dress                    90 (12)
    Chapter 5 A Beautiful Fabric                   102(32)
      Choosing Fabric                              104(4)
      Fabric Basics                                108(2)
      Warp, Weft and Grain                         110(2)
      Common Fabrics                               112(3)
      Interfacing                                  115(1)
      Thread                                       116(1)
      Needles                                      117(1)
      Prints and Pattern                           118(2)
      Tricky Fabrics                               120(14)
        Project: Truffle Dress                     122(12)
    Chapter 6 A Fine Finish                        134(20)
      Seam Finishes                                136(7)
      Lining                                       143(11)
        Project: Taffy Blouse                      146(8)
    Chapter 7 Keep Learning                        154(16)
      Recommended Reading                          156(14)
        Project: Licorice Dress                    158(12)
Glossary                                           170(2)
Index                                              172(1)
Size Chart                                         173
 

A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them. Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick's Colette Patterns line has gained a great deal of respect for comprehensive, clear instruction. Comprehensive resource: The chapters cover sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, finishing techniques--in essence, each chapter focuses on what the entirety of another book might cover. Gorgeous package: Pitch-perfect combination of illustration, step-by-step photography and beautiful project shots, all with a clean, lovely design. *Disclaimer: eBook does not include Tissue Enclosures as enclosed with print book.

Contents
Introduction; 1 Getting Started; 2 A Great Plan; 3 A Great Pattern; 4 A Great Fit; 5 A Great Fabric; 6 A Great Finish; 7 Keep Learning; Recommended Reading; Resources; Index.