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Pattern Review 8/20/12 6:31 PM
Vogue Patterns - 7701 Purses
Pattern Description: The Hobo style purse, pictured on the pattern envelope is exactly the way the purse makes up, in many fabrics and sizes with six examples shown in sizes from 12" x 15" to 16" x 18". featuring magnetic closures, buckles and zippers. Pattern Sizing: This pattern allows for differ...more...
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Book Review 1/3/12 1:59 PM
All About Pants, Tome 4
Book Index/Chapter headingsThis last book in the series by couturier Mme. di Bello is All About Pants and in her detail driven, nearly exhaustive manner, Mme di Bello has given us a book on fitting and sewing pants that is all inclusive. This book covers the European system with templates, designs ...more...
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Book Review 1/15/12 9:16 PM
Essential Stitches, Seams and Accessories Tome 3
Book Index/Chapter headings This volume by Angelina di Bello, a couturier herself, covers all manner of hand sewing done in the couture ateliers of the world. The book starts with a word to beginners concerning fabric choices. After that we have 186 pages of well illustrated techniques starting wit...more...
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Book Review 3/20/13 8:49 PM
The Fitting Book Tome 2, Vol1 English
Book Index/Chapter headingsThis book is a compilation of 32 lessons on fitting. Working through these lessons will give the sewer a solid foundation in fitting and the ability to make accurate alterations, with an emphasis on using commercial flat patterns, not draping on the dressform. The entire ...more...
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Book Review 1/3/12 1:13 PM
Haute Couture Techniques Tome 1
Book Index/Chapter headings This book of couture sewing techniques, combining hand and machine sewing, is organized in thirty lessons. It is basically covers the course of couture sewing Mme. di Bello offered at her Ecole de Haute Couture. The chapters are set up to cover tools and accessories, pre...more...
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