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How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns
by Lee Hollahan


Overview - An accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing itemA a¬a s length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The bookA a¬a 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing itemA a¬a s length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The bookA a¬a 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 bookA a¬a s concluding chapters instruct on designing oneA a¬a 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: 9780764144257
  • ISBN-10: 0764144251
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • Publish Date: March 2010
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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