How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns

How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns

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by Lee Hollahan
     
 

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Making clothes is fun, fashionable, and thrifty--but how can you find a pattern that fits you just right? And how can you adjust it if it doesn't?

This book shows you how to get the most from sewing patterns--from choosing the right size to understanding all the different markings and translating flat shapes into wearable garments. You will

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(back cover)
Making clothes is fun, fashionable, and thrifty--but how can you find a pattern that fits you just right? And how can you adjust it if it doesn't?

This book shows you how to get the most from sewing patterns--from choosing the right size to understanding all the different markings and translating flat shapes into wearable garments. You will learn how to change the shaping, length, and detailing to suit your own body shape, taste, and style.

Once you understand how to adapt a store-bought pattern you are well on your way to designing your own clothes. You'll understand how to make a new pattern out of a ready-made store-bought one, or draft your own from scratch.

This book is suited to dressmakers' patterns of all shapes and sizes, styles, and skill levels.

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"Any general interest library or needlework collection will find this a popular pick!"
--The Midwest Book Review
Library Journal
Pattern making is a key skill for fashion design, and the move from using commercial sewing patterns (or no pattern) to drafting one's own patterns differentiates the amateur from the professional. Hollahan's overview starts with the basics—using and adapting commercial patterns—then focuses extensively on drafting and using custom-made patterns. There's more than nuts-and-bolts pattern making here, though; Hollahan also includes information about designing garments that flatter a variety of body types, as well as the requisite sewing and design basics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764144257
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
230,089
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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