How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Lee Hollahan
     
 

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An accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item�s length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The book�s opening chapters present an illustrated guide to the tools, equipment, and fabrics needed for making garments, while also serving… See more details below

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An accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item�s length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The book�s opening chapters present an illustrated guide to the tools, equipment, and fabrics needed for making garments, while also serving as a miniature textbook to teach basic sewing techniques. Chapters that follow offer detailed instruction in adapting and altering a store-bought pattern to suit individual tastes. Alterations include adding flare, and modifying the shapes of bodices, arm holes, neck lines, sleeves, and skirts. The book�s concluding chapters instruct on designing one�s own patterns from scratch. Author Lee Hollahan demonstrates to her readers that once they understand how to adapt a store-bought pattern, they are well on their way to custom designing their own wardrobe. More than 500 instructive illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438082981
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
798,756
File size:
19 MB
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