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“Garment Construction” Book Giveaway

Garment Construction


Enter to win a copy of “Garment Construction: A Complete Course on Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion” (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2011). This illustrated sewing guide will teach you everything you need to know about designing and sewing your very own wardrobe. With chapters on pants, shirts, skirts, and more, you will be instructed on how to choose the right fabrics, work with patterns, address fit issues, and construct those garments you’ve been dreaming of. What could be better?


Leave a comment on this post indicating your favorite type of garment to sew by 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 28th, and you could win this fabulous giveaway. The winner will be chosen at random and announced via email on Monday, July 29th.

Good luck!


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  1. thill60 | | #1

    Anything knit!
    Dresses, tops, skirts!!!

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    FrancesKSews | | #2

    My favourite garments are made from jersey as comfort is key and it's always fun to sew!

  3. Laisi | | #3

    Tops, tops, tops...my favorite garment to sew.

    I really enjoy modifying a pattern to create a variety of styles.

  4. Jan140 | | #4

    My fav garment is a comfortable top to wear with jeans. My current challenge is pattern adjustment for garments that I work on for my plus-sized step-daughter.
    Altering patterns is a challenge for me as I'm a novice.

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    plumcreek | | #5

    I love to sew all manner of tops. Whether knit or woven, creativity and a good fit are my goals!

  6. KristyLChan | | #6

    I love to sew dresses best because I always wear dresses and they are easier to sew than pants or shirts! But I really should take the time to finally learn how to make a pair of good fitting pants

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    kprincegentry | | #7

    My newest sewing love is shirt dresses. I recently finished Colette's Hawthorn Dress pattern and I feel in love. I am already designing the next one in my head! Plus there is usually not a lot of fitting problems. I would love to be able to make pants but the fitting scares me to death!

  8. Christy0702 | | #8

    I just finished my Craftsy Class with Sandra Betzina. I am having so much fun learing to sew. I bought my first sewing machine last year on Black Friday. I am completely self taught...well...with the help of you tube and Craftsy. The goal is work trousers. I mastered the front fly zipper insertion replaying Sandras video lesson like 100 times! LOL. My next weekend off, I will finally bring out the real fabric. I have made 3 muslins-which were a fitting nightmare. I opted to sign up for Sandra's Pant fitting class, and realized where I was going wrong. Anyway, I would love to win this Garment Construction Book. Good Luck to me ;-)

  9. user-2291610 | | #9

    I love to sew garments made from patterns by The Sewing Workshop and Cutting Lines Designs. I went to a workshop with Linda Lee and Louise Cutting and fell in love with their patterns. Plus I learned so much.

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    ShiningStar | | #10

    I love skirts.

  11. swearysewer | | #11

    my favourite (but involved) garment that i have thus far sewn is a blazer. but, to be honest, i love the process of sewing, so i am happy making most things. i would absolutely love this book: reading about technique has replaced my fiction addiction!

  12. KJ_Lamb | | #12

    Shirts as it is so easy to find great, fun fabrics. I also like nice finishing details like French seams, even if no one else can see them.

  13. LanaKin101 | | #13

    I like to sew tank top dresses. Simple easy and they make great nightgowns.

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    dgriesenauer | | #14

    I love sewing a button down shirt for a man or woman. Seeing someone wearing a crisp button down shirt never gets old.

  15. Marty_Marie | | #15

    I love making Dresses!!!

  16. VanRudolf | | #16

    This book would be a great help to me. I have just started back sewing apparel garments for me. Adjusting patterns is a must for my size and everything I read helps me.

  17. user-2652689 | | #17

    I am just learning how to sew. So every book I see I devouring it to get a understanding of material, patterns, how to's. My favorite item to sew is a maxi dress...I would like to learn how to add a collar to it.

    Thank you.

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    user-2446297 | | #18

    Ladies Suit Jacket & skirts!!!! I love a challenge as well as an easy dress suitable for church & parties.

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    Arted1 | | #19

    This book looks like something I need. I am starting back to sew after 30 years. Any help would be great. Thanks.

  20. yaseminozcan | | #20

    Silk camisoles or chemises. Divine!

  21. BevW | | #21

    Love princess seam dress, or tank tops

  22. Qnypplan | | #22

    Blouses that really fit me, is something I need!

  23. pattyb88 | | #23

    I would love to win this book to sew knit tops

  24. zeusns | | #24

    It's been a long time since I made adult clothes. I have a delightful 14 year old grand daughter that loves clothes and the few I've made for her. I would like to take it to the next level and will need all the help I can get. This would be at the least a good start.

  25. user-932521 | | #25

    I love to sew tops, they look and fit better than the ones I can buy in the stores.

  26. masha51 | | #26

    This is an easy answer: DRESSES.

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