The Sijwah Measuring System grew out of, Signes sewing journey which started in the 1950s. Signe experienced a fair amount of frustration with using the commercial patterns which were based on commercial sizing. When sewing for herself, her family and for clients there were numerous challenges getting the garments to fit well. She then studied at The McCabe School of Dressmaking which at that time was in Johannesburg, South Africa, and later took an additional Flat Pattern Course from the University of Natal. Both of these programmes were based on commercial sizing, as that was all that was available at the time. Signe, through trial and era, developed her own measurement system to create The Perfect Fit, that she has been using and teaching for over 50 years. Signe has poured her wealth of knowledge, gained throughout her dressmaking and teaching experiences for all of these years, into these three books to make it available to anyone who is interested in going on a Step by Step journey to learn how to create The Perfect Fit. You too can learn how to make clothes that FIT – whether for yourself, your family or anyone else that you may make clothing for. Book Three includes correct and permanent hand Sewing. We live in the electronic age where time is the controlling factor of our lives. The sewing machine is a wonderful invention for which we are most grateful. What if that machine is suddenly not working and we are in the middle of finishing an important project which has a time limit on its delivery? Or there is a massive power failure, and the wedding is tomorrow? Can you complete the project by hand so that it holds together and the fact that a different method was used isnt noticeable? I have had this experience and am grateful that I learned to hand sew before I learned how to use the sewing machine.
“The Perfect Fit” Every Dressmakers Dream Book 3
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