Series: Make It with Style
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (February 11, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.3 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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This book is a great source for step by step instruction on swags. Several styles to choose from, breaks down the seemingly complicated swags and jabots and walks you through the instruction.
Useful in assessing what styles should be considered and what it takes to create them. Also, the introduction is instrumental in deciding what window treatment should be selected based on certain criteria such as light, view, energy efficiency, etc. As noted by other reviewers, instructions are too vague to use as the only source of reference unless you have prior expereience in making window treatments. I would purchase this book again.
the instructions are so badly phrased and illustrated, it's next to useless. I am an experienced sewer, have made lots of draperies, just needed a refresher, and instructions on interlining. There are no instructions on interlining, and the language of instruction is so inexact I simply can't figure out what she's talking about. Same for the illustrations, and I'm a artist (painter) who reads engineering drawings as easily as written language. The least of the faults of this book is that it gives no basic overview of what's possible, and the esthetic exercised is ... well, irrelevant to mine. By the way, I have constructed clothing for fashion shows for pattern companies here in New York.
I used this book to get an idea of what kind of window treatments I want to make. This book is simple to read and understand and I can't wait to put it into practice.
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