Originally published in 1947, Singer Dressmaking Guide by the Singer Sewing Machine Company covers all the essentials of dressmaking you want to learn. It not only teaches you about equipment, fabrics, measurements, pattern alterations, cutting, markings, bastings, seams and finishes; but also shows you techniques to complete all of the 'extras' of dressmaking including pleats, bindings, facings, shirring, collars, insets, pockets, buttonholes, sleeves, cuffs, and much more.
Since time immemorial, sewing has been the special field of expression for woman. Down through the ages, the advance of sewing has marked the progress of the world, as definitely as rings mark the age of a tree.
In 1851, when the first sewing machine was introduced for practical home use, the first step was taken toward the elimination of toil in sewing.
Since that date the Singer Sewing Machine Company has maintained a 'round-the-clock', round-the-world research for better methods, swifter results and wider horizons in home sewing. Wherever some intricate detail demanded tedious apprenticeship, an ingenious attachment was developed. There are the Fashion Aids, so frequently referred to in the pages of this book, which make it possible for the beginner to accomplish, mechanically and accurately, the beautiful work of an expert.
The practical knowledge and experience garnered from this research has now been crystallized into the simple formulae presented to you here. Basic rules and established practices have been condensed to a word. Intricate detail has been unraveled, so that the very position of your needle or grain of your fabric is pictured with elementary clearness.
Read every word -- study every picture -- follow the letter -- as experts do.
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