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J. Francois-Campbell

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Revamp your wardrobe and maximize its usage with this comprehensive practical guide to maintaining and altering your clothes. Acclaimed costumier and expert tailor J Francois-Campbell guides you through ten tailoring techniques, covering everything from replacing buttons to changing a garment’s shape. If you’re looking for better fitting clothes or simply to prolong the life of your garments, this book will show you how with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Chapters cover alterations on skirts, dresses, trousers, jackets, shirts, coats and capes, overalls, waistcoats and ties. AUTHOR: J Francois-Campbell is an accomplished costume maker and theatrical tailor with more than thirty years’ experience in the garment industry. She was born into a family of tailors and seamstresses, and has been sewing since the age of seven. After studying at the London College of Fashion and Central St Martin’s Art School, Jay was apprenticed as a costume maker, and has been making costumes for major West End productions and films ever since. She is currently employed by the Royal Opera House, where she works on costumes for principal opera singers and ballet dancers, and mentors students and apprentices. Outside the opera house Jay spends her spare time advising schools and online companies on children’s historical clothing. This is her first book for GMC Publications

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