Whether you re a beginner wanting to know the very basics of sewing a straight seam, a long-time professional who wants to know the fastest, most effec- tive way to alter a garment for sloping shoulders, or a fashion-sewer asking just about any sewing-related question, this book is for you. Comprehensive and profusely illustrated, Unit Method of Clothing Construction,
7/E, promotes the unit measure of construction as a time-saving approach to sewing. In this method, each garment section is treated as a unit to be completed to the greatest extent possible before being attached to other garment sections. Outstanding features: includes methods for sewing on conventional sewing machines and the serger or overlock machine; presents the basics for the beginner; introduces material in an easy-to-understand way, with step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations; covers sewing on all types of fabrics, including knits, plaids, and specialty fabrics; and provides chapters on pattern alterations and garment fit. The Seventh Edition of Unit Method of Clothing Construction
makes an excellent reference for the professional seeking alternate methods. It is also valuable for students enrolled in construction, flat pattern or draping classes and will be a useful reference whether sewing for women, men or children. For those seeking work in the apparel industry, this practical guidebook will provide important and necessary training in the areas of fit and garment assembly.
Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Cunningham, Basic Sewing for Costume Construction: A Handbook, 2E (ISBN 9781577667551); Cunningham, The Magic Garment: Principles of Costume Design, 2E (ISBN 9781577666134); and Strand-Evans, Costume Construction, Second Edition (ISBN 9781478611295).