Oct 252011
 

This is exactly what it says on the cover.  Precise instructions for advanced dressmaking and ladies tailoring which result in an exquisite finish.  It is somewhat daunting at first and definitely not one for beginners, but if you have time and patience on your side following the techniques methodically will pay dividends.

Inside you will find correct ways to create sharp corners without bulk, more hemming techniques than I thought possible and an incredible level of detail, such as the direction of pins when putting a sleeve onto a bodice.  One to remind you of the skills of yesteryear, and exactly why couture has that price tag.