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The Pattern Making Primer: All You Need to Know about Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns
The Pattern Making Primer is the ultimate sewing guide
Whether you're looking to go back to basics and want to learn how to sew, are a home sewing enthusiast, a fashion design student, or a professional pattern maker, this primer is the perfect addition to your crafting reference library. It's the ultimate sewing book for pattern makers, filled with how-to instruction on:
- Basic tools and equipment
- Pattern symbols and fabric considerations
- Designing patterns from scratch, which includes measuring, drafting bodices, sleeves, and skirts, digital pattern creation, basic block techniques, and more
- Fitting and making pattern adjustments
- Adding volume with pleats, tucks, and other devices
- Combining and dividing pattern shapes
- Adding finishing details, such as collars, fastenings, linings, and more
- Going professional and setting up online accounts
This book is your ultimate resource for pattern making. If you're looking to live mindfully and creatively, find a new hobby, or start your own business, this book is your guide. Use it as your tool for coming to grips with every aspect of pattern design and customization. Clear, jargon-free text and fully illustrated techniques will guide you through every step and past every pitfall, giving you the confidence you need to take patterns into your own hands.
Author: Jo Barnfield, Andrew Richards
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.70h x 7.70w x 0.80d
Library Journal 11/15/2012 pg. 85
About the Author
Barnfield, Jo: - Jo Barnfield teaches garment construction, drafting, and modeling in the undergraduate Fashion Design program at Bath Spa University in England. She is also a pattern maker, constructionist, and technical designer accomplished in beadwork, embroidery, crochet, hand and machine knit.
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