F&W Media-David & Charles Books: The Dressmaking Technique Bible. A great way to expand sewing skills and inspire new designs, for beginners and experienced designers. This book contans step-by-step instructions for a wide range of dressmaking techniques, from basic patterns to couture designs. Author: Lorna Knight. Spiralbound; 272 pages. Year Published: 2014. ISBN 978-1-4463-0492-1. Imported.