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    DescriptionAn accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item's length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The book'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 book's concluding chapters instruct on designing one'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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    How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lee Hollahan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780764144257
    ISBN 10: 0764144251

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24210
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: WFB
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A97602736
    BISAC V2.8: CRA009000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 646.4/072
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA035000
    DC22: 646.407
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 646.407
    LC classification: TT520 .H637 2010
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Any general interest library or needlework collection will find this a popular pick!" --The Midwest Book Review
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    (back cover) Making clothes is fun, fashionable, and thrifty--but how can you find a pattern that fits you just right? And how can you adjust it if it doesn't? 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. You will learn how to change the shaping, length, and detailing to suit your own body shape, taste, and style. Once you understand how to adapt a store-bought pattern you are well on your way to designing your own clothes. You'll understand how to make a new pattern out of a ready-made store-bought one, or draft your own from scratch. This book is suited to dressmakers' patterns of all shapes and sizes, styles, and skill levels.