Make Your Own Clothes: 20 Custom Fit Patterns to Sew

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With Make Your Own Clothes, creating custom-fit garments has never been so easy. Learn how to lay out the pattern pieces, transfer markings onto fabric, and create classic and contemporary styles with confidence.

Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography for key stages with handy technique reference numbers.

All the patterns featured in the book are included in the accompanying PatternMaker CD. With this ...

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Overview

With Make Your Own Clothes, creating custom-fit garments has never been so easy. Learn how to lay out the pattern pieces, transfer markings onto fabric, and create classic and contemporary styles with confidence.

Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography for key stages with handy technique reference numbers.

All the patterns featured in the book are included in the accompanying PatternMaker CD. With this disk, simply enter your own measurements and the software generates a pattern made to fit your body. These can also be adjusted to ensure a perfect fit.

Lastly, useful reference flaps fold out with information for pattern symbols and basic hand and machine stitches. Regardless of your skill level, this easy-giong collection will appeal to both novices and seasoned experts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312376642
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.31 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Marie Clayton is an experienced dressmaker who has been sewing since she was a child. After studying dressmaking and fabric technology she worked as a clothing designer. Marie lives in London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     06
Getting Started     08
Equipment     10
Sewing Machine     12tFabric Selection     14
To Begin     18
Using the CD     28
Seams and gathers
Wrap Skirt     32
Basic Pants     36
Drawstring Shorts     40
Beret     44
Fitting and fastenings
Scoop-neck Top     50
Sleeveless Dress     54
Drawstring Top     58
Flared Skirt     62
Vest     66
Sleeves, collars, and pockets
Tailored Blouse     72
Child's Dress     76
Swing Jacket     82
Tulip Skirt     86
Hooded Top     90
Tie-front Tunic     96
Tailoring techniques
Jeans     102
All-weather Cape     108
Asymmetric-front Jacket     114
Double-breasted Cropped Jacket     118
Shawl-collared Jacket     122
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