Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Book Review The Wedding Dress

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You've planned every detail down to the nth degree, but you still cant find The One. No, not your husband-to-be. The dress! The one item of clothing you'll cherish more than any other in your lifetime. So why spend months trawling boutiques, getting flustered by unhelpful sales assistants, when you could design your very own perfect, made-to-measure dress? Professional dressmaker Becky Drinan will guide you through the entire process. You will be given advice on dresses to suit every body shape. You will also be given all the information you need on equipment, fabrics, sewing techniques and how to work from and alter patterns. Finally, youll discover three gorgeous gowns, a lace boler and a selection of veils to make, with accompanying pull-out pattern sheets enclosed in a pocket at the back of the book. You can either follow the step-by-step instructions to the letter in order to create the exact dress (or dresses, why not have more than one on the day?), or you can make changes to the bodice, skirt or sleeves using the techniques explained to make it individual to you. Whichever you choose, with this book youll be in control and soon the proud owner of your very own dream wedding dress.

Publisher: GMC (7 Feb 2014)
ISBN-10: 1861089104
ISBN-13: 978-1861089106

About the Author
Becky Drinan graduated from Wimbledon School of Art having studied Costume Interpretation and has since produced fine costumes for both film and theatre. Now, from her studio in a quite village in Sussex, Becky designs and hand crafts beautiful bespoke gowns and wedding dresses.

How to Use this Book

Chapter One
Getting Inspired
Choosing a Dress Style
Good Foundations
Sketching a Design
Choosing Fabric
Embellishment and Jewellery

Chapter Two
Getting Started
Equipment and Materials
Getting Measured Up
How to Use the Patterns
Making a Toile
Preparing your Dress Fabric
Seam Basics
Seam Finishes
Hand Sewing
Net Underskirts

Chapter Three
The Bridal Wear
Antique Lace Bolero
Choosing and Making a Veil


The Wedding Dress is available from Amazon

isclosure: The lovely people at GMC Group sent me this book to review. I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers.

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