The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress

How to Make the Perfect One for You

Book - 2008
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The little black dress is classic, timeless and a fashion failsafe: in short, no woman should be without one. But where to find a tailor-made LBD, one that fits you perfectly and complements your body shape? The answer is to make it yourself! Even if you have never before sewn a stitch, expert dressmaker Simon Henry will guide you through the process of making the perfect little black dress. The book begins with the materials and sewing techniques you need to get started. Simon then shows you how to construct and fit a body block, based on your personal measurements. The block forms the basis for all the patterns in the book and you can go on to make your first LBD. There are three classic dresses: a chic shift; a stylish wraparound and an elegant strapless cocktail dress, with a jacket and hat to match! AUTHOR: Simon Henry started to sew, knit and crochet at the age of nine. A family friend, a talented seamstress and sample hand, taught him traditional techniques that she had learned in the ateliers of some of the best couture houses - techniques and skills that he still uses and teaches today. He has been designing and making couture end wedding gowns, formal wear for balls and red carpet events and tailored day- and cruisewear for over thirty years. An experienced dressmaking tutor, Simon has taught and mentored many students over the years. Simon lives in Derby, UK, with his civil partner Clive.
Publisher: Lewes : Guild of Master Craftsman, 2008
ISBN: 9781861086235
Branch Call Number: 646.43 Henry
646.43 Henry
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Fionda, Andrew


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Sep 16, 2015

Sheath, dress with wrap-effect bodice and full skirt, and a boned strapless. For sewer with experience. Also patterns for a little jacket and a cocktail hat. What look like very good instructions for fitting and technique.

Jan 13, 2012

A great book! Perfect tool to work your way up to sewing custom fit clothing. The three dresses detailed are classic -- bound to be one that works for every body type! Maybe not for the beginner sewist, but worth it if you're looking to advance your skills in clothing making!


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