Do you want to make clothes that really fit? Are stylish? Flatter your figure? And make those clothes using the best techniques so that they don t look like "loving hands at home" made them? Then POWER SEWING is the sewing book for you. Best-selling author and renowned dressmaker Sandra Betzina, wrote this book with the intermediate to advanced sewer in mind. She covers all of the important subjects from fabric and pattern considerations, including all of those pesky problems related to patterns like fitting, ease and alteration--the oh, so important steps before putting scissors to that fashion fabric. She next addresses important foundational subjects such as, thread, needles, marking fabric, interfacing & interlining, specialty fabrics, difficult seams, and design details built into a garment for a proper fit (darts, gathers & pleats). Additionally, she covers each part of a garment, with its specific idiosyncrasies. Also included are some problem solving tips, marketing ideas, and a few quick to sew projects that you can complete in a weekend!