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Encyclopaedia of Dress Making / Jewel, Raul
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Encyclopaedia of Dress Making
Jewel, Raul
 
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  Book ID : 4589
  ISBN-10 : 81-7648-206-4 / 8176482064
 
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2000
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  Language : English
  xiv, 652p., Figs., Tables, App., 25 cm.
   
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CONTENTS:- Preface. Unit. I: 1. Modern home sewing. 2. Tools and equipment. 3. The sewing machine. 4. Stitches and seams. 5. Commercial patterns. Unit II: 6. Selection and preparation of the fabric. 7. Cutting and marking the fabric. 8. Making up the fitting. 9. How to do manage sewing. 10. Adding buttonholes and buttons. 11. Practical exercise: making a simple apron. Unit III: Decorative Features (Metric): 12. Openings. 13. Collars. 14. Cuffs. 15. Waist finishes. 16. Fastenings. Unit IV: 17. Fibres and fabrics. 18. Fabric manufacture. 19. Fabrics. 20. Handling. 21. Care of garments. Unit V. Advanced Dress-Making Technique: 22. Corners and points. 23. Curves. 24. Overlaid seams. 25. Pockets. 26. Pleats. 27. Interfacing, underlining, lining. 28. Coats and jackets. 29. Sleeves. 30. Trousers and culottes. 31. Working on the bias. 32. Weighting, shoulder pads, strap holders, boning. 33. Advice on choice of style and fabric. Unit VI. Miscellaneous Garments: 34. Maternity wear. 35. Baby clothes. 36. Toddlers' and children's wear. 37. Night wear. 38. Underwear. 39. Seams for underwear, baby clothes, and other fine fabrics. 40. Lace. Unit VII: Embroidery: 41. Uses of embroidery. 42. Hand embroidery stitches. 43. Shadow embroidery, cross stitch and applique. 44. Faggoting and other open-seam stitches. 45. Smocking and quilting. 46. Machine embroidery. Unit VIII: 47. Scallops, frills and fringing. 48. Shirring, tucks and pleats, top-stitched seams. 49. Dress decoration. 50. Rouleau, piping, bows, braid and ribbon. 51. Belts, loops, arrowheads. 52. Covered, Chinese ball, and link button, frog fastennings. Unit IX: Pattern Alteration: 53. Basic patterns. 54. Measurements and pattern adjustments. 55. Alterations (1) plain bodice. 56. Alterations (2); plain sleeve. 57. Alterations (3) plain skirt. 58. Testing the altered pattern. Unit X: Alteration of Fitting: 59. Fitting shoulders. 60. Fitting the neck line. 61. Fitting the armhole. 62. Fitting the body of the garment. 63. Fitting sleeves (1): Set-in sleeves. 64. Fitting sleeves (2): The epaulet sleeve. 65. Fitting sleeves (3): Kimono and Raglan sleeves. 66. Fitting skirts. Unit XI: Drafting Patterns from Basic Patterns: 67. General procedure. 68. Bodice designing. 69. Neckline designing. 70. Collar designing. 71. Sleeve designing. 72. Skirt designing. 73. One-piece dress designing. 74. Underwear designing. 75. Baby-wear designing. Unit XII: 76. Principles of draping. 77. Bodices. 78. Sleeves. 79. Collars. 80. Skirts. 81. Slips. Unit XIII: Supplementary Instructions for Making Simple Garments: 82. Instructions for making a Choli. Appendices: 1. Glossary of terms. 2. List of styles in dress. 3. Metric equivalency chart. 4. Hints about the removal of stains. 5. Removal of common stains.
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Dress-making of course is a creative art. But even after that it involves various techniques, both simple as well as complicated. To be successful in producing desired effect, it requires accuracy in measurement and practice. It demands adaptivity, as body sizes of human varies from person to person. Besides majority of population have figure irregularities that definitely commands modification in pattern, shape and design lending human figure an acceptable and graceful look which is the demand of the current scenario in this world that is fashionably growing faster. This "Encyclopaedia of Dress Making" is an ideal book for practicing dress making. It is very exhaustive and elaborative guide both for the beginners as well as the practicing dress-makers. It covers each and every aspect of the various essential part of dress-making. All the techniques are explained and discussed step-by-step along with clear and self explainable illustrations. This book is an excellent guide for every one in the endeavour for making garment or a part of it, as it deals with one of the basic need of human being that is clothing and clothing distinguishes human from other living creatures.
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