Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit

Using the Rub-off Technique to Re-create and Redesign Your Favorite Fashions

Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit

Instructs sewers with basic-level skills on how to alter and update favorite wardrobe articles and handbags with new fabrics and details, revealing the secrets of the "rub-off" technique used by fashion industry professionals to create patterns from existing garments. Original. A first book.

Sewing Machine Magic

Make the Most of Your Machine--Demystify Presser Feet and Other Accessories * Tips and Tricks for Smooth Sewing * 10 Easy, Creative Projects

Sewing Machine Magic

Sewing machines are complicated machines, but with the instruction you'll find in Sewing Machine Magic, you can make even an old sewing machine work wonders. With just a little know-how and the right accessories, you can get the most out of your sewing machine and give all your sewing and quilting projects a professional look! In Sewing Machine Magic, author and sewing expert Steffani Lincecum shares 30+ years of experience on how to handle a sewing machine with greater ease and confidence, and explains how to easily find and use the right presser feetand other accessories for your machine, whether you purchased it at retail or found it at a yard sale. You'll learn the logistics of managing thread, how to achieve the proper stitch formation for every project, and how to troubleshoot a variety of common sewing problems. Learn to use more than 30 presser feet and other accessories, from the basics to more specialized tools designed to maximize efficiency, precision, and creativity. The 10 fashion and home decor projects show inventive ways to use some of the feet and accessories.

How to Make Patterns for Big and Tall Men That Fit Perfectly

Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Easy Pattern Making

How to Make Patterns for Big and Tall Men That Fit Perfectly

There are many men who just don't fit into ready-to-wear garments and the patterns that are available don't fit much better. Broad shoulders, long arms, long torso, or a "belly" that hangs over the belt buckle can cause major problems with many ready to wear shirts or pull-overs. Buttons don't close, shirts won't stay tucked in, long sleeves end up a couple of inches too short - all of these make fitting a nightmare! Do you or your guy have a chest measuring anywhere from 46" to 60" or a waist measuring between 40" and 54"? We have the answer for you! "Pattern Making For Big And Tall Men" can be the answer to fitting problems for large size men. The Oriental method of pattern making used in this book gives illustrated step by step instructions on taking his measurements, then using those measurements to make patterns that will fit him perfectly. The clothing will have no choice but to fit because you've used HIS measurements for every pattern, not a "standard" set of measurements that garment manufacturer's and pattern companies use. You can make dress shirts, sport shirts, pull-over shirts, vests and pants all with a perfect fit using "Pattern Making For Big And Tall Men" as your guide.

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

""Reference for sewers with step-by-step instructions for fitting test garments on the body, then transferring adjustments to paper patterns before cutting out and sewing the final garment"--Provided by publisher"--

Simplified Pattern-Making of Ladies' Pants

Simplified Pattern-Making of Ladies' Pants

The author, Chic Francisco, being a Communication Arts graduate and having had a made-to-order dress shop for 9 years and a fashion school for 20 years, made sure that her books are easy to follow, understand and remember. The lessons in this book offer a step-by-step guide to pattern-making of various styles of ladies' pants. Having had extensive exposure through her pattern-makers, Chic was able to develop as simpler and more organized flat pattern-making method. Chic also has free and "for subscription" video lessons in her website to complement the book reader's pattern-drafting, sewing and finishing abilities. Chic has also incorporated in her pattern-making lessons the "trade secrets" enabling the user of the book the ability to create various styles of pants with a perfect fit or a near-perfect fit from scratch (no sloper is necessary) for any figure size!

Design-It-Yourself Clothes

Patternmaking Simplified

Design-It-Yourself Clothes

If you’ve ever watched Project Runway and wished you were a contestant, or you’re simply ready to take your sewing to a new level, Design-It-Yourself Clothes teaches you the fundamentals of modern patternmaking so that you, too, can create your own inspired clothing. Until now, the aspiring DIY fashionista has been hard-pressed to find self-teaching tools other than dry textbooks or books with outdated looks. Finally, in Design-It-Yourself Clothes, former Urban Outfitters designer Cal Patch brings her youthful aesthetic to a how-to book. If you want to wear something you can’t find on store racks and make clothes that express your individual style, or if you’ve reached a sewing plateau and want to add pattern drafting to your repertoire, Design-It-Yourself Clothes is the book you have been waiting for. In five key projects (each with four variations)–a perfect-fitting dress, T-shirt, button-down shirt, A-line skirt, and pants–Patch shares the art of patternmaking. At its core, it’s much simpler than you think. Patch covers everything an intermediate sewer needs to know in order to become a fabulous fashion designer, from designing the patterns, taking your own measurements, and choosing fabrics to actually sewing the clothing. You will also learn how to stylize patterns by using darts, waistbands, patch pockets, and ruffles. Patch offers tips, explanations, options, and exercises throughout that will make the design process that much easier. But besides showing you how to create clothing from scratch, she also teaches you how to rub off patterns from existing clothing–so if you have a pair of pants that you love but are worn out, or you have your eye on a piece in the store with a prohibitive price tag, you can figure out how to get the looks you want by using your own two hands.

Cutting for All!

The Sartorial Arts, Related Crafts, and the Commercial Paper Pattern : a Bibliographic Reference Guide for Designers, Technicians, and Historians

Cutting for All!

Containing 2,729 entries, Kevin L. Seligman’s bibliography concentrates on books, manuals, journals, and catalogs covering a wide range of sartorial approaches over nearly five hundred years. After a historical overview, Seligman approaches his subject chronologically, listing items by century through 1799, then by decade. In this section, he deals with works on flat patterning, draping, grading, and tailoring techniques as well as on such related topics as accessories, armor, civil costumes, clerical costumes, dressmakers’ systems, fur, gloves, leather, military uniforms, and undergarments. Seligman then devotes a section to those American and English journals published for the professional tailor and dressmaker. Here, too, he includes the related areas of fur and undergarments. A section devoted to journal articles features selected articles from costume- and noncostumerelated professional journals and periodicals. The author breaks these articles down into three categories: American, English, and other. Seligman then devotes separate sections to other related areas, providing alphabetical listings of books and professional journals for costume and dance, dolls, folk and national dress, footwear, millinery, and wigmaking and hair. A section devoted to commercial pattern companies, periodicals, and catalogs is followed by an appendix covering pattern companies, publishers, and publications. In addition to full bibliographic notation, Seligman provides a library call number and library location if that information is available. The majority of the listings are annotated. Each listing is coded for identification and cross-referencing. An author index, a title index, a subject index, and a chronological index will guide readers to the material they want. Seligman’s historical review of the development of publications on the sartorial arts, professional journals, and the commercial paper pattern industry puts the bibliographical material into context. An appendix provides a cross-reference guide for research on American and English pattern companies, publishers, and publications. Given the size and scope of the bibliography, there is no other reference work even remotely like it.