Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Book Review - Pattern Making For The Perfect Fit

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For sewers who want to use their basic skills to re-create and update their favourite skirts, blouses and handbags in new fabrics and/or to incorporate new details. In Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit, costume designer, patternmaker and teacher Steffani Lincecum reveals the secrets of the rub-off, a technique used by fashion and costume industry professionals, but is little known outside these industries, to create patterns from existing garments.

Chapter 1 -  The Basics
In this section you will find the following:
The Rub Off - Two Methods
Tools and Equipment
Estimating yardage
Taking Measurements
Sewing Essentails

Chapter 2 - Patterning Skirts
In this section you will find:
The Source Skirt
The Paper Rub Off Method
Skirt Variations
Casual Denim Skirt
Wool Tweed Pencil Skirt
Striped A Line Skirt
Reversable Cotton Wrap Skirt
Cotton Bias Cut Skirt

Chapter 3 - Patterning Dresses
The Source Dress
The Fabric Rub OFf Method
Dress Variations
Retro V Neck Dress
A Line Money Dress
Inner Audrey Princess Seam Dress
Vintage Drop Til You Drop Dress
Pin Up Halter Dress

Chapter 4 - Patterning Blouses
In this section you will find:
The Source Blouse
Blouse Variations
Green Apple Blouse with Cuffs
Little Black Blouse with Darts
Cap Sleeve Summer Sky Blouse
Rock a Billy Halter Top
Shanti Tunic

Chapter 5 - Patterning Handbags
The Source Handbag
Handbag Variations
Bamboo Handbag
5 O Clock Handbag
Ladylike Tote
Yoga Bag
Fur Catch
Pattern Making For The Perfect Fit is available from Amazon  

Disclosure: I buy sewing books from on-line shops with my own money, I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers.

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