Off-the-peg too bland or doesn't fit? Made-to-measure too expensive? Then why not do it yourself?
This volume explains the nitty-gritty of basic patternmaking, laying the essential foundations for anyone taking their first steps in tailoring and dressmaking. Four fundamental garments skirt, dress, jacket and coat are used to explain patterns step by step, with clear sequences of photographs and descriptions.
Gradually, the reader is enabled to tackle ever-increasing complexity in patternmaking, moving toward such activities as customizing, the creative adaptation of basic models, and deriving patterns from pictures.