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Make Your Own Dress Patterns : A Primer in Patternmaking for Those Who Like to Sew - Adele P. Margolis

Make Your Own Dress Patterns

A Primer in Patternmaking for Those Who Like to Sew

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This profusely illustrated primer in pattern making is great for creating fashionable clothing as well as pretty necklines, pockets, and sleeves. Nationally acclaimed sewing expert Adele Margolis provides simple, step-by-step directions and more than 1,000 illustrations for making clothes for work, home, and play -- everything from stylish skirts, dresses, and jackets to children's clothing.

Pattern Whys
Geometric Gemsp. 3
Geometric shapes, an old-new way of covering the figure
Geometric shapes, a basis for flat-pattern making
An Art to a Dartp. 10
Dart control, a system for shaping fabric to fit the figure
Design by darts
The necessary tools and slopers
It's a Pattern!p. 47
Converting a pattern exercise into a finished pattern
Pattern signs, symbols, and notations
Divided Darts, Added Interestp. 69
Dart control divided for fashion, fit, and fabric
Control Is What It Seamsp. 95
Control in a style line
Shaping by seams
The Fullness Thereofp. 130
How to make patterns with balanced or circular fullness
Flares and flounces
Gathers, gores, and godets
Pleats and tucks
A Set of Slopersp. 190
Basic patterns to use in developing patterns for bodices, skirts, pants, culottes, sleeves, hip- and full-length garments, jackets, coats, and capes
Children's clothing
Styling
Notable Necklinesp. 211
Turtleneck to waistline plunge
Neckline variations to cover (and uncover) figures, faces, situations, styles, and moods
Cowls at necklines, on skirts, sleeves, and pants
Easy Accessp. 248
An open-and-shut case
Single-breasted, double-breasted, and asymmetric closings-and their fastenings
The Pocket Picturep. 297
Practical or pretty pockets applied to the surface of a garment
Pockets stitched into construction seams or style lines
Pockets set in a slash
Collar Capersp. 307
Collars, curves, and stands
Flat, rolled, roll-fitted, or standing collars
Dressmaker collars
Tailored collars
The Set-in Sleeve Scenep. 352
Anatomy of a set-in sleeve
Set-in sleeve types
Sleeve styles with fullness
Sleeve designs via control seams
Sleeveless styles
Sleeves in One with the Bodicep. 382
Kimono sleeve
Cap sleeve
Strap-shoulder sleeve
Raglan sleeve
Dolman sleeve
Sleeve and yoke in one
Sleeve Finishesp. 422
Finishes for slim sleeves, for full sleeves
Plackets, cuffs, and fitted bands
Remnantsp. 445
Draping
Pattern grading
Procedure for making a pattern
Muslin models
Possible pattern layouts
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ISBN: 9780486452548
ISBN-10: 0486452549
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 6th October 2006
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.65