Simple Tailoring & Alterations

Hems - Waistbands - Seams - Sleeves - Pockets - Cuffs - Darts - Tucks - Fastenings - Necklines - Linings

Simple Tailoring & Alterations

By:  Francois-Campbell, J.

Product ID:  GM0191
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176 pg

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An insider’s secrets to tailoring and making alterations. Master the basics and more with Simple Tailoring & Alterations, a practical guide written by an accomplished costume maker and theatrical tailor. With over thirty years experience in the garment industry, J. Francois-Campbell knows every tailoring trick of the trade and shares them with you.

A nip and a tuck for the perfect fit.Off-the-rack clothing rarely fits well because it was not made to your specific measurements. With the step-by-step instructions – plus 250 full-color photographs and 100 helpful illustrations – you can now make alterations that will save you big bucks:

  • Save by updating outfits that no longer fit properly and spend less on new clothes.
  • Don't pay expensive tailoring fees to have clothing mended and altered.
  • Do follow these simple techniques to improve your wardrobe and line your pockets with the money you save.

10 essential tailoring techniques. Jay François-Campbell guides you through must-now techniques suitable for novices and intermediate sewers that range from replacing buttons to changing a garment's shape for a better fit. Projects cover skirts, dresses, pants, jackets, shirts, coats, capes, suits, sweaters, vests and ties.

Master new skills and get more from what’s in your closet. Get your copy of Simple Tailoring & Alterations you are on your way to advancing your skills with in-depth information on equipment, fabric choices, measuring, stitching, and making pro-level alterations to men’s and women’s garments. Here’s know-how that will help you revamp your wardrobe and adeptly handle sweeping alterations that go beyond changing a hemline.

J. François-Campbell is an accomplished costume maker and theatrical tailor with more than thirty years experience in the garment industry. She was born into a family of tailors and seamstresses, and has been sewing since the age of seven. After studying at the London College of Fashion and Central St Martin’s Art School, Francois-Campbell was apprenticed as a costume maker, and has been making costumes for major West End productions and films ever since. She is currently employed by the Royal Opera House, where she works on costumes for principal opera singers and ballet dancers, and mentors students and apprentices. Outside the opera house, Francois-Campbell spends her spare time advising schools and online companies on children’s historical clothing. This is her first book for GMC Publications.