The Dressmaking Book. For the beginner dressmaker towards truly creative sewing. Easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations (over 200 how-to line drawings). Teaches the fundamentals and fine points of swing technique not explained in dressmaking patterns. Complete step-by-step course in style and sewing. How to select materials and patterns. Jumper, blouse, skirt. How to handle the troublesome fabric, and how to alter the pattern to fit your form and fancy. How to use your sewing machine. Different types of hand stitching in fine dressmaking.