Announcing Fashion in Harmony's First Book!
Bias Cut Blueprints
The amazing and fun to sew method of bias cut clothing construction taught by Fashion in Harmony owners, Julianne Bramson and Susan Lenahan, is in the process of becoming a book. If you have always wanted to design and sew the way Madeline Vionnet did, this is the book for you!
Bias Cut Blueprints will detail the geometric method of creating
bias cut garments that we have been teaching and
perfecting since 2007. There are text chapters discussing the benefits of
using the bias cut, what kinds of fabrics work best for bias cut garments, and
how to get elegant fit in bias cut garments. There are several chapters detailing
projects for skirts, blouses, and dresses. The book also covers finishing
of the garments, fitting the garments to an individual's measurements, and how
to create various necklines and skirt details. Below are some photos of projects from the book. If you would like to be notified when the book is available for sale, please join our mailing list.
If you just can't wait for the book, join us in one of our classes.
What makes our method better?
most bias sewing - the majority of the seams in this method are sewn on the straight of grain
- Simplify sizing with math formula - so the designs work for everyone
- Designs look complicated
but are easy to construct
- Greatly reduces waste of fabric
- Fitting is limited
to the neck and shoulder area
- Avoids cutting and sewing on the true bias
- Avoids having to place large pattern pieces on a single layer of fabric
- Diagonal seams are flattering
- Piecing fabrics is simple to do, but looks