Woo hooo, I’m the next stop of Christine’s new book. I’m super excited to be sharing a little bit about it. You guys know I’m a BOOK NERD! I looove reading and sewing books are high on my reading time.
I am a visual learner so when I find books with clear and modern photograph I
squeee of joy. The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction
is exactly what says on the cover: A guidance for the most used steps you will need to learn as you progress as a dressmaker.
The book is divided into 5 chapters:
Tools of the trade where she shares a general overview of the material you need to start sewing.
Patterns, fabrics and your body where you will find an overview of understanding sewing patterns, choosing your size, fabrics etc…
Construction basics where you will learn the basic like sewing buttons, zippers, finishing seams, grading seams etc.
Taking shape you will learn from simple darts to pleating and sleeves.
Finishing touches will share details like patch pockets, hems and sash belt.
Is this a beginner book then Rachel? I would say it’s beginner friendly. However, as you know, a sewist range of techniques varies and this book will fit nicely on a more experienced sewist library too. Just like mine!
The language is very clear and the quality of the pictures showcasing the techniques are really modern without being style over substance.
You can see for yourself …
* Basic Waistband Excerpts used with permission by Creative Publishing international.
Christine kindly offered House of Pinheiro’s readers a bundle of delightfulness!
3 yards 58′ wide 100% Rayon ( so yummy and soft)
Clover chacopel fine
Flexi- lace seam binding Aqua
Atom red bias tape
16 inches metal zipper
+ plus a surprise gift from my sewing room
For a chance of winning, tell me your favourite (non sewing) book. Open internationally to all my readers. Pls make sure you can be contacted.
Giveaway closes Friday 21 March at 8 PM UK Time (GMT)
You will find all stops of the blog tour:
Monday, February 24 – City Stitching
Friday, February 28 – Sew L.A.
Monday, March 3 – Coletterie
Tuesday, March 4 – Miss Crayola Creepy
Wednesday, March 5 – Whipstitch
Thursday, March 6 – Lucky Lucille
Friday, March 7 – Grainline
Monday, March 10 – Oonaballoona
Tuesday, March 11 – Paunnett
Wednesday, March 12 – Sewaholic
Thursday, March 13 – Lladybird
Friday, March 14 – House of Pinheiro
Monday, March 17 – Flossie Teacakes
Tuesday, March 18 – The Sew Convert
Wednesday, March 19 – Craftsy
Thursday, March 20 – Sublime Stitching
Friday, March 21 – Sew Stylish
If you liked what I am wearing you can read about it here