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How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

From Shop-bought Patterns to Drafting Your Own: A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing with Confidence


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How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns by Lee Hollahan
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
500+, full colour throughout
A & C Black Publishers Ltd
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