Wedding Dress Patterns • Bridal Dresses • Wedding Books
Starting with a portfolio of breathtaking bridal gown designs by the author, Bridal Couture covers all the major techniques used to sew these sumptuous couture creations, including choosing bridal fabric, working with bridal lace, creating a wedding dress muslin, and problem solving tricky wedding dress construction issues. Every conceivable style of wedding dress skirt, sleeve, and bodice is included, as well as suggestions for bridal fabric combinations to evoke just the right mood. A final section details the construction of an actual bridal gown, giving readers a chance to apply what they have learned.
Ideal as a wish book for brides, a textbook for sewing students, a reference book for dressmakers, or a companion book for anyone hiring a dressmaker, Bridal Couture is finally a book about fashion and the practical knowledge needed to create a fantasy wedding dress.
How to make the wedding dress of your dreams.
With this book you'll learn to:
- design your own gown using the traceable bride
- select and combine patterns for your design
- tissue-fit your pattern
- embellish your gown using your sewing machine or serger
- sew all types of fabrics and laces
- shape and bone a fitted bodice
- make your own veil and headpiece
- use the latest sewing notions
PLUS! Tips for dressmakers from a dressmaker.
Regardless of the style of your bridal gown pattern this is an excellent reference book.
Wouldn't it be great to have an expert with you as you roam the aisles of the fabric store in search of the perfect bridal fabric? Sandra Betzina does just that in More Fabric Savvy.
America's best-selling quick guide to selecting and sewing fabrics is now completely revised and updated, with over 100 new tips, all new photography, the latest new fabrics, and entirely new and useful features, such as a guide to stain removal. Sandra has taken the fear out of selecting and sewing fabrics by providing the essential information you need to create the perfect garment or home-decoration project.
Creating a fabulous headpiece and veil to match your wedding dress is easier and less expensive than you think. All the need-to-know secrets are revealed in this book, including easy, foolproof methods used by professional milliners. Why pay those exorbitant bridal-shop prices for mass-produced styles? You can save a bundle and design a unique, heirloom-quality headpiece and veil that are perfect for your bridal gown. Browse through a wide range of options in full-color photos, and follow clear, step-by-step directions. The veil of your dreams is right at your fingertips!
Sew A Beautiful Wedding is a guidebook for the bride-to-be and those helping her plan her perfect wedding.