Make your Own Patterns

Make your Own Patterns

Book - 2006
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With this guide to patternmaking, it s easier than ever to design a pleasing wardrobe, replace worn-out garments, and adapt clothing to changes in body shape. Expert instructions and fully illustrated techniques, show how to take measurements from clothes that already look and feel great, and transfer them to hand-drawn patterns, either full-size or to scale. There are patterns for any attire skirts and dresses, jackets and trousers, blouses, shirts and tees and they can be adapted for a variety of necklines, collars, and sleeves. The result is a wardrobe that s original, fashionable, affordable, and comfortable for years to come.

Publisher: London : New Holland, 2006, c1995
ISBN: 9781845374563
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)


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Jul 22, 2013

An excellent resource. If you've ever wanted to know how to change a pattern to make it your own; or how to add a bit of your own unique twist to it this is the book for you. The instructions are clearly presented with easy to follow diagrams and explanations.

Sep 20, 2010

While this book starts with the basics of pattern drafting, the original patterns are also adjusted. If you have basic commercial patterns that fit you well, the ideas in this book will help you vary your wardrobe without all the measurements and figuring of starting from scratch.

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