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Books on sewing alterations or refashioning
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 10:07 PM
I'm after some recommendations on books or resources for alterations or refashioning.
I'm a very novice sewer but would love to have a tinker with making some alterations to or refashioning vintage clothing finds.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 24 September 2016 - 05:55 PM
Can't help with book suggestions but the WEA in Adelaide runs a class on doing your own alterations a couple of times a year (along with a bunch of other sewing classes). If you're not in adelaide there may be something similar in your area.
Posted 29 September 2016 - 12:14 PM
patternreview.com has/had sewing tutorials for alterations, and there are reviews on sewing/construction of vintage patterns. I have not looked at it in a while though. youtube used to have some as well.
Bookwise, I had one by Claire Schaeffer that was good on technique/construction. The patterns are dated but the techniques are classic.
There used to be heaps of 'home pages' that had excellent tutorials for that sort of stuff - all gone now. This was the late 1990's though. God I feel old!
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