The Bishop Method of Clothing Construction developed by Edna Bryte Bishop is a sequential, progressive method of teaching sewing based on fabric grain line, unit construction and short cut industrial sewing techniques.

The authentic Bishop Method of Clothing Construction was a revolutionary advance in the art of sewing. Basic to the Method are the fundamental principles of fabric grain line and the perfect alignment of grain line through each step of garment construction. The Bishop Method saved time resulting in faster, easier sewing and custom-made clothes of quality appearance by eliminating old fashion, time consuming, and laborious use of pins and hand basting.


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ctapic2 The process of fitting a garment was made simple by the teachings of grain line.

ctapic1 The renowned Edna Bryte Bishop was the youngest daughter of Henry Harrison Plance and Margaret Jane Mahaffey.
ctapic3 In 1960, the first formal Bishop Method organization was incorporated and formed in the Washington D.C. area.