Make what you love and love what you make. In this follow-up to the Merchant & Mills Sewing Book, expert dressmaker Carolyn Denham turns her attention to tailoring classic garments. Five garments - a top, jacket, dress, skirt and trousers - are examined in turn.
Learn how to make the basic garments and explore the different techniques used to fit patterns accurately. Discover how to adapt sleeves, cuffs, pockets and lapels, and adjust length and sizing of garments. Each of the chapters introduces the specialist techniques behind the garments. This extended overview examines the professional approach in some depth and enables makers to go beyond the projects presented in the book, into the heady realms of experimentation and self-expression. Imagination is the only limit.
With the addition of attention, patience and a little dedication, the Merchant & Mills Workbook can be put to good use in creating a complete wardrobe based on five adaptable patterns. By choosing seasonal cloth, the versatility of these projects can be enjoyed from the first hint of Spring to the end of Winter. Two full-sized paper patterns are provided with the book and the remaining patterns are available online.