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How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

A guide to getting the most from sewing patterns, from choosing the right size to translating flat shapes into wearable garments. It shows you how to change the shaping, length and detailing to suit your own body shape, taste and style, and once you've mastered that it shows you how to make a new pattern out of a shop-bought pattern and even how to draft your own patterns from scratch. This book is suitable for the amateur as well as the more experienced dressmaker.
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Suitable for amateurs as well as those more experienced with sewing Filled with step-by-step instructions and photographic sequences Shows how to adapt store-bought patterns as well as making your own

Table of Contents

Introduction Basic Knitting Techniques All About Knitting Patterns How to Adapt a Pattern How to Adapt a Pattern with Cables Working with Intarsia Designing Your Own Patterns Ready-to-use Knitting Patterns Index and Credits

About the Author

Lee Hollahan is a lecturer at the University of the West of England, teaching pattern cutting in fashion and fashion textiles. She has worked for a number of the high street labels in London while running her own freelance companies making costumes for TV, film and stage.


'a useful guide' Sewing World (August 2010)

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