The Pattern Making Primer: All You Need to Know About Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns

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Home sewing enthusiasts as well as fashion design students and professional pattern makers will want this book for their reference library. It’s the ultimate information source for pattern makers, filled with how-to instruction on―

Basic tools and equipment
Pattern symbols and fabric considerations
Designing patterns from scratch, which includes measuring, drafting bodices, sleeves, and skirts, digital pattern creation, basic block techniques, and more
Fitting and making pattern adjustments
Adding volume with pleats, tucks, and other devices
Combining and dividing pattern shapes
Adding finishing details, such as collars, fastenings, linings, and more
Going professional and setting up Online accounts

Here in a single volume is the basic information that both amateur designers and fashion professionals need to know about making garment patterns. Approximately 300 diagrams and illustrations.