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Essential Guide to Tailoring: Finishing
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Finishing
Alison Smith
Enhance the elegance and excellence of your garments. Learn traditional and modern tailoring techniques for exquisite linings, hems, buttonholes and more.
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Elevate the quality, longevity and beauty of any garment you sew. Learn professional methods for constructing tailored sleeves, collars, pockets and more.
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Create beautifully structured garments that maintain their exquisite shape and drape for years to come. Learn traditional, modern and hybrid tailoring techniques.
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Elevate the beauty and longevity of every garment you sew. Learn couture dressmaking fundamentals with School of Sewing founder Alison Smith.
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Essential Guide to Tailoring: Finishing