How to Use Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

Author: Lee Hollahan
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 1912217600
Release Date: 2018-05-17

A guide to getting the most from sewing patterns, from choosing theright size to translating flat shapes into wearable garments. It showsyou how to change the shaping, length and detailing to suit your ownbody shape, taste and style, and once you've mastered that it shows youhow to make a new pattern out of a shop-bought pattern and even how to draftyour own patterns from scratch. This book is suitable for the amateur aswell as the more experienced dressmaker.

How to Use Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

Author: Lee Hollahan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408120002
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Dressmaking

This book shows you how to get the most from sewing patterns, from choosing the right size to understanding all the different markings and translating flat shapes into wearable garments -- Back cover.

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

Author: Sarah Veblen
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 9781610581776
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly! With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn: - The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting - How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds - How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems - How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily - Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.

Make Your Own Patterns

Author: René Bergh
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 1845374568
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Presents step-by-step instructions for taking accurate body measurements and creating patterns for dresses, skirts, shirts, and necklines.

Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit

Author: Steffani Lincecum
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780823026661
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Instructs sewers with basic-level skills on how to alter and update favorite wardrobe articles and handbags with new fabrics and details, revealing the secrets of the "rub-off" technique used by fashion industry professionals to create patterns from existing garments. Original. A first book.

Pattern Fitting With Confidence

Author: Nancy Zieman
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0896895742
Release Date: 2008-07-21
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Nancy Zieman's pattern fitting approach is easy - no cutting, slashing, tucking or pinching—just logical and easy pivot-and-slide techniques, providing a painless method to follow that results in a garment that is comfortable and attractive. Once you learn Nancy's techniques for fitting, you will find it easy to make every garment you sew fit your size and shape. Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.

Linen and Cotton

Author: Susan Khalje
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 1561582506
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Discusses working with different textures, weights, and weaves of linen and cotton

Skirt a Day Sewing

Author: Nicole Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122458
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Design and sew your own fabulously stylish skirts. In this fun guide, Nicole Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and shape it into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct looks — one for each day of the week. Suitable for beginners and expert sewers alike, Skirt-a-Day Sewing will inspire you to express your unique personal style as you stitch up great new pieces for your wardrobe.

Design It Yourself Clothes

Author: Cal Patch
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 9780770434670
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

If you’ve ever watched Project Runway and wished you were a contestant, or you’re simply ready to take your sewing to a new level, Design-It-Yourself Clothes teaches you the fundamentals of modern patternmaking so that you, too, can create your own inspired clothing. Until now, the aspiring DIY fashionista has been hard-pressed to find self-teaching tools other than dry textbooks or books with outdated looks. Finally, in Design-It-Yourself Clothes, former Urban Outfitters designer Cal Patch brings her youthful aesthetic to a how-to book. If you want to wear something you can’t find on store racks and make clothes that express your individual style, or if you’ve reached a sewing plateau and want to add pattern drafting to your repertoire, Design-It-Yourself Clothes is the book you have been waiting for. In five key projects (each with four variations)–a perfect-fitting dress, T-shirt, button-down shirt, A-line skirt, and pants–Patch shares the art of patternmaking. At its core, it’s much simpler than you think. Patch covers everything an intermediate sewer needs to know in order to become a fabulous fashion designer, from designing the patterns, taking your own measurements, and choosing fabrics to actually sewing the clothing. You will also learn how to stylize patterns by using darts, waistbands, patch pockets, and ruffles. Patch offers tips, explanations, options, and exercises throughout that will make the design process that much easier. But besides showing you how to create clothing from scratch, she also teaches you how to rub off patterns from existing clothing–so if you have a pair of pants that you love but are worn out, or you have your eye on a piece in the store with a prohibitive price tag, you can figure out how to get the looks you want by using your own two hands.

Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method

Author: Sara Alm
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589239340
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"The Flat Pattern Method teaches you to customize your clothes with new pattern shapes, style lines, and details with step-by-step instructions!"--

Make Your Own Dress Patterns

Author: Adele P. Margolis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132310
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A nationally acclaimed sewing expert provides simple, step-by-step directions and more than 1,000 illustrations for making clothes for work, home, and play — everything from stylish skirts, dresses, and jackets to children's clothing.

The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction

Author: Christine Haynes
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 9781610588706
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

DIVThe Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction helps you master all of the techniques needed to sew clothes, including tops, dresses, pants, skirts, and even outerwear. This technique-driven book follows the entire process of clothing construction, including a section on the sewing machine and other tools/materials used, information on working with patterns and fitting, laying out the pattern pieces, cutting and marking, and on through every step of construction to the final button. Large, detailed photos guide you from start to finish and help give you a visual basis for learning the skills. /divDIVThis comprehensive guide is a long-lasting reference for anyone who sews clothes. It fills in all the technique details not supplied by manufacturers of the clothing patterns that most sewers use for all of their projects. This book explains the reasons behind the methods, warns of pitfalls to watch out for, and provides you with valuable tips that help you reach a satisfying, successful end with every project. Examples show both men's and women's fashions as well as children's clothes./div

The Pattern Making Primer

Author: Jo Barnfield
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 1438000839
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Offers advice on designing and customizing sewing patterns, addressing such topics as tools and equipment, fabrics, measurements, fitting and adjusting, volume, fastenings, and pockets.

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook

Author: Nora Abousteit
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 9780307586865
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

If you’ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think, and in their first book, BurdaStyle—the largest community of aspiring fashion designers and style-savvy sewers—will show you how. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe. If you’ve never threaded a needle before, you’ll find essential information on setting up a studio, using your sewing machine and other tools, working with patterns, and getting the perfect fit. For experienced sewers, the book offer tips and tricks for mastering techniques, as well as tons of design inspiration from seventy-eight BurdaStyle members from all over the world. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.