Design-it-yourself Clothes : Patternmaking Simplified
This book explains everything a reader needs to customise sewing patterns and achieve perfect fitting clothes. It reveals how to measure a body and draft a perfect-fitting skirt, T-shirt, button-down shirt, dress and trousers. It also features insider tips, explanations and how to endlessly alter patterns throughout. Many modern sewers are looking to draft their own patterns - but the only books that teach the skill are dry and outdated. "Design-It-Yourself Clothes" is a comprehensive guide to pattern drafting from concept to execution by Cal Patch, a fashion designer with a modern aesthetic. Cal offers 5 key projects, each with 4 variations. She covers how to measure your body and draft a perfect-fitting skirt, T-shirt, button-down shirt, dress and trousers. Insider tips, explanations and exercises are sprinkled throughout, plus readers are shown how to create patterns from the clothes already in their wardrobes - without ripping out a single seam!
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 213.36 x 274.32 x 17.78mm | 680.39g
- 15 Oct 2009
- Random House USA Inc
- Potter Craft
- New York, United States
- full colour throughout, 75 photographs, 100 illustrations, includes patterns
About Cal Patch
Cal Patch designed clothing and accessories for Urban Outfitters for almost a decade before striking out on her own clothing line. She currently teaches sewing and patternmaking around New York.