How To Use, Adapt, And Design Sewing Patterns: From Store-bought Patterns To Drafting Your Own: A Complete Guide To Fashion Sewing With Confidence

Authors: Lee Hollahan
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Keywords: patterns, bought, store, adapt, sewing, design
Pages: 144
Published: 2010-03-01
Language: English
Category: Crafts & Hobbies, Home & Garden,
ISBN-10: 0764144251     ISBN-13: 9780764144257
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 21.99 USD
  • Rating: 60%
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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