How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns: From store-bought patterns to drafting your own: a complete guide to…
An accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their very own garments find out how to strengthen 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, whilst 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 fit 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. Writer Lee Hollahan demonstrates to her readers that when they keep in mind find out how to adapt a store-bought pattern, they’re well on their strategy to custom designing their very own wardrobe. More than 500 instructive illustrations.
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