Make your Own Patterns

Make your Own Patterns

Book - 1995
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This reference should be suitable for anyone wishing to make their own patterns. The author takes readers step-by-step through the process of taking body measurements and drawing up the basic patterns for skirts, trousers, jackets, dresses, collars, sleeves and necklines. It also includes quarter scale patterns for a basic dress, blouse, jacket, trousers and skirt for a standard size 12 figure. Additional instructions are included on how to scale these patterns up or down. A final chapter is devoted to setting up the ideal workroom, with information on equipment, cutting tables and tailors' dummies.
Publisher: London : New Holland, 1995
ISBN: 9781853687020
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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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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