Easy Guide to Sewing Blouses written by Connie Long

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Easy Guide to Sewing Blouses written by Connie Long


Easy Guide to Sewing Blouses written by Connie Long

The EASY GUIDE TO SEWING BLOUSES will take you through the steps of making a blouse that will fit and flatter.

Packed with techniques and tips beyond the scope of most pattern instructions, this book will help you learn skills you'll use every time you sew. These include how to choose a flattering pattern; understanding the back of a pattern envelope; customizing your pattern for a better fit; working with silky, sheer, and other difficult fabrics; knowing which interfacing to use; adding details that give your blouse a ready-to-wear look; getting a perfectly pointed collar; sewing a set-in a sleeve; and making an elegant button loop that actually fits your button.

The instructions are clear and concise. The photographs/images that accompany the instructions are a valuable resource as well. The Easy Guide to Sewing Blouses can be used as a expert reference tool while you are sewing. Use it alongside your pattern instructions to put together your best sewing plan of action. It is also a valuable book to read even while you're not sewing!

Whatever your skill level, EASY GUIDE TO SEWING BLOUSES will help you produce stylish garments with ready-to-wear quality and a personal fit.

Topics covered include:
- Before you Sew
- Basic Construction Techniques and Terms
- Seams and Seam Finishes
- Pressing
- Pockets
- Blouse Shaping
- Neckline Finishes
- Collars
- Yoked Blouse
- Sleeves, Plackets, Cuffs
- Machine-Stitched Hems
- Closures
- Easy projects

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