The creative guide for dressmakers and needlecrafters that takes your work to a new level What makes a good sewing project into something outstanding? Often, it is the small hand finished details, a mix of structural finishing and pure decoration, which can quickly become a testament to the style, creativity, and skill of the dressmaker. This is the book which contains everything you need to know about hand stitching and embellishing. It is a comprehensive technique book that will take your work to a new level. A major part of the book is a directory of hand stitching techniques, suitable for all levels of skill, along with plenty of great examples of these stitches in action. And it is also a sumptuous celebration of the creative power of the sewing needle, packed with inspirational photographs of stylish little touches that will make you want to launch into your sewing with renewed vigour.