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Description - The Little Black Dress by Simon Henry

The LBD is classic, timeless and a fashion failsafe. But where to find one which is tailor-made, that fits you perfectly and complements your body shape? The answer is to make it yourself! Even if you have never before sewn a stitch, expert dressmaker Simon Henry will guide you through the process of making the perfect little black dress. The book begins with the materials and sewing techniques you need to get started. Simon then shows you how to construct and fit a body block, based on your personal measurements. The block forms the basis for all the patterns in the book and you can go on to make your first LBD. There are three classic styles to work from: a chic shift; a stylish wraparound and an elegant strapless cocktail dress, with a jacket and hat to match!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861086235
ISBN-10: 1861086237
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 186mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Henry

Simon Henry started to knit, sew and crochet from the age of nine. A family friend, talented seamstress and sample hand, taught him traditional techniques that she learned in the ateliers of some of the best couture houses - techniques that he still uses and teaches today. He has been designing and making couture end wedding gowns, formal wear for balls and red carpet events, plus tailored day and cruise-wear for over thirty years. An experienced dressmaking tutor, Simon has taught and mentored many students over the years. Simon lives in Derby, UK with his civil partner Clive.

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