Pattern Fitting With Confidence

Pattern Fitting With Confidence Author Nancy Zieman
ISBN-10 1440221189
Year 2008-06-23
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Krause Publications Craft
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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.

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting Author Sarah Veblen
ISBN-10 9781589236080
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Creative Publishing int'l
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""Reference for sewers with step-by-step instructions for fitting test garments on the body, then transferring adjustments to paper patterns before cutting out and sewing the final garment"--Provided by publisher"--

Make Your Own Dress Patterns

Make Your Own Dress Patterns Author Adele P. Margolis
ISBN-10 9780486132310
Year 2012-03-07
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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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.

Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit

Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit Author Steffani Lincecum
ISBN-10 9780823026661
Year 2010
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Clarkson Potter
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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.

How to Make Sewing Patterns Second Edition

How to Make Sewing Patterns  Second Edition Author Don McCunn
ISBN-10 0932538215
Year 2016-02-29
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher
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How to Make Sewing Patterns solves the mysteries of pattern drafting with easy, step-by-step instructions and clear line drawings that show how to create custom-fit garments in a wide range of designs. The book s detailed instructions on measuring and fitting include do-it-yourself photographs as well as directions for creating custom dress forms. Don McCunn has certainly mastered pattern drafting and fitting a wide range of bodies. Whether or not you have taken pattern drafting in a class, this book is a good reference in a very readable style. I especially liked the exacting instructions on taking measurements on the body and the solution for side seams which are not perpendicular to the floor. --Sandra Betzina, the power behind power sewing. Author of 10 books, a syndicated column for 37 years, and a host of her own show on HGTV for 6 years. Beyond the impressive range of material in How to Make Sewing Patterns is the author's obvious concern that readers understand what they are doing and why. There are many helpful tips throughout the book, some quite clever and unexpected. The section on drafting a sloper contains excellent explanations of the various body contours, measuring, and fitting. Text, drawings, and photos of the human body from every angle illustrate the various interrelated contours and just how a pattern accommodates them. He even gives detailed instructions on how to measure and fit yourself. --Threads Magazine McCunn's book dispels the mysteries of pattern drafting, an area which was once the province of the couturier. A do-it-yourself text in which lessons build upon one another, this book provides detailed guides to creating patterns. --Library Journal The most readable pattern drafting book I've found. The drawings are the simplest line drawings possible but executed with concise purpose. --Whole Earth Catalog Donald McCunn leads the beginning seamstress or the advanced into pattern drafting via a thorough introduction. He shows that drafting is easy if each step is clearly related to the final outcome and if the drafter visualizes what he or she is doing. --Christian Science Monitor"

Practical Pattern Making

Practical Pattern Making Author Lucia Mors
ISBN-10 1770856110
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Firefly Books
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A comprehensive introduction to the basic techniques of pattern design for clothing.

The Pattern Making Primer

The Pattern Making Primer Author Jo Barnfield
ISBN-10 1438000839
Year 2012
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
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Offers advice on designing and customizing sewing patterns, addressing such topics as tools and equipment, fabrics, measurements, fitting and adjusting, volume, fastenings, and pockets.

Make Your Own Patterns

Make Your Own Patterns Author René Bergh
ISBN-10 1845374568
Year 2006
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher New Holland Publishers
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Presents step-by-step instructions for taking accurate body measurements and creating patterns for dresses, skirts, shirts, and necklines.

The Magic Pattern Book

The Magic Pattern Book Author Amy Barickman
ISBN-10 9780761181392
Year 2014-08-12
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Home sewing is booming again. Inspired by sites like Etsy, Craftsy, Pinterest, and CreativeBug, by the continuing popularity of Project Runway and other fashion shows, and by the ever-growing DIY movement, there are more than 35 million sewists in America. Now, for this new generation that wants to make their own clothes, express their fashion sense, look great, be creative—and save money, to boot—comes Amy Barickman’s The Magic Pattern Book, an illustrated guide to creating a one-of-a-kind wardrobe from six magic patterns. What makes a sewing pattern magic? It’s a simple equation: One “magic” pattern can be transformed into six different looks—for example, The Skirt (pattern B) yields an A-line skirt, a maxi skirt, a pleated hem skirt, a pencil wrap skirt, a flared bias skirt, and a ruffled mini. Then comes even more magic—there are six magic patterns in The Magic Pattern Book, resulting in thirty-six different looks. Following each look are suggestions for specific fabrics, many of them repurposed items, for a total of 216 garments and accessories. The skill level is basic, and patterns are bundled onto a CD in an envelope in the back of the book, and also found online (to be downloaded and printed out on 81/2" x 11" paper). What makes a book magic? Another simple equation: great value, a great promise, a great package, and a great author.

Oliver S Building Block Dress

Oliver   S Building Block Dress Author Liesl Gibson
ISBN-10 0692687254
Year 2016-09-15
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher
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Imagine it. Make it! You don't need to be a designer or pattern maker to create and sew the dress of your dreams. Let Liesl Gibson, founder and designer of Oliver + S sewing patterns, show you how to alter the elements of a pattern to make exactly the dress you imagine. Oliver + S Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide shows you how to customize all the elements of a basic dress pattern. With the included Building Block Dress pattern and Liesl Gibson's detailed pattern alternation instructions, you'll learn how to create almost any dress you can imagine. Let Liesl show you how to change sleeves, silhouettes, pockets, necklines, hems, closures, and linings. By combining the elements presented in the book, you'll be able to make thousands of unique dresses. The only limit is your imagination! Use the skills you learn in this book to customize other patterns as well. With these techniques, you'll look at sewing patterns as just the starting point for your creative expression.

A Beginner s Guide to Making Skirts

A Beginner s Guide to Making Skirts Author Wendy Ward
ISBN-10 1782493700
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher CICO Books
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Follow Wendy Ward’s tutorials to make a wide range of stylish skirts. From 8 basic shapes—circle, A-line, stretch pencil, wrap, bubble, tailored pencil, front-opening, and culottes—you will learn the skills to make variations that have pockets, color blocking, gathers, ruching, darts, and much more. All the basic techniques you will need are also explained, so you’ll feel confident with essentials like inserting zippers, attaching waistbands, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes, and adding linings. There are also handy hints and tips on how to take measurements and on choosing the right fabric. Skirts are the perfect first garment for beginner dressmakers, and there are some really simple designs here—the jersey pencil skirt is just two pieces of fabric with an elasticated waistband! So arm yourself with this book, some fabric, and Wendy’s sewing wisdom, and you’ll be on your way to updating your wardrobe with unique skirts that are a perfect fit.

Skirt a Day Sewing

Skirt a Day Sewing Author Nicole Smith
ISBN-10 9781612122458
Year 2013-07-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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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.