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Gina Renee Dunham’s Fitting Book – is a really helpful, clear book with good diagrams to help with fitting issues.  It also has QR codes which link to video demonstrations.

Fitting Book

Master The Cover Stitch Machine - this book will show the basics of using your machine as well as some decorative techniques and the extra feet you can buy

Pattern Cutting Made Easy by Gillian Holman is a good book to get you started in pattern alteration.

Pattern Cutting

The Tunic Bible - the popular book by Sarah Gunn & Julie Star - one basic pattern with so many options - used in our workshop in the sewing room.

Tunic bible

This book has some of the details used in my Copy It Make It Workshop

Copy It

These are my favourite couture sewing books

Couture Skirt


Couture Tailoring


Couture Sewing

Couture Trim

Cardigan Jacket


Vintage Couture

Cool Couture


Couture Embelishment

Kenneth D King's book is a story about the characters he put together on instagram during lockdown, the book also includes lots of couture sewing projects for dolls - a great way to practice couture sewing on a small scale

Doll Couture




Karl Lagerfeld - A Line of Beauty, the book that accompanied the recent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.  A really beautiful book.

A Line of Beauty