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

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

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

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781438082981
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,220,260
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Lee Hollahan teaches pattern cutting in fashion and fashion textiles at the University of West of England, Bristol. She has designed costumes for TV, film, and the stage, and she frequently lectures on the subjects of pattern construction and the history of fashion.

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How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will not work on Nook tablet, Mac app or iphone4s. B&N had no problem taking my CC, but are having a problem with crediting my CC. Sucks!!!! Not happy at all. This is the second Item I have purchased that does not work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago