Designer Techniques

Bodice embelllishments - designer techniques


Janet Moville shows how to turn a simple plain top or dress into something unique by adding some decorative elements to the fabric before you cut out the pieces for a fitted bodice and create a stylish ‘one-of-a-kind’ garment. Some sewing experience required.

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Designer Techniques

Designer ideas for dressmakers


Sue Locke provides ten top tricks to turn your home makes into designer originals with style tips from the catwalks

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Designer Techniques

All in one facings - designer techniques

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Sleeveless dresses and tops are a useful addition to any wardrobe but the construction can be a little tricky; at times producing less than professional results. Janet Moville provides a completely machine-able version that’s sure to please!

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Designer Techniques

Boning - tips and techniques

A strapless boned bodice is popular all the year around, but no more so than for special occasion wear and bridal wear so Alison Smith provides some guidelines on choosing the right type of boning and how to successfully use it.

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