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  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 13 February 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781849495455
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 201x253 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP Price: £25.00
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The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric


by Claire-Louise Hardie

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Book Description

The third instalment in the bestselling BBC2 TV tie-in, The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric highlights the joys of textiles and celebrates their variety in the 18 core projects.

For burgeoning dressmakers the almost endless array of fabrics is what both entices the would-be fashion designer and maker to dress handmade, but it is also what confuses and potentially intimidates the first time sewist when stepping into the haberdashery. Each chapter in this book focuses on a type of fabric and demystifies its properties, suitability and uses as well as providing all the instructions and pattern pieces needed to make a collection of universally appealing garments from
that fabric type. Many of the garments contained in the book appear in the show, either as technical challenges designed and set for the contestants by the author Claire-Louise Hardie or as projects chosen and made by the contestants. The chapter on
cotton explains the properties of this common fabric and gives a variety of designs including a classic sleeveless shell top, capri trousers, summer dress and beach shorts. This is followed by chapters on wool and natural fibres, knits and stretch
fabrics and the luxury fabrics, including lace and sheers. As well as the core chapters and garment instructions, this book also includes all the information you need to get started with your sewing machine and understand both your equipment and the pattern pieces. Claire-Louises ultimate guide to fitting your own clothes will ensure a perfect fit and stunning results.

The first two The Great British Sewing Bee titles have already sold nearly 90,000 copies EACH!
Accessible format, including five full-size pattern sheets with womenswear sizes ranging from 818 and menswear sizes ranging from SXL
Core collection of womens, mens and childrens garments including many that appear on the show, as well as fresh new projects designed by the contestants
Expert sewing tips from May Martin and Patrick Grant ensure success
Each project contains a hack instruction on how to alter your garment to create a complete new look piece

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