Designing Clothes With the Flat Pattern Method

Designing Clothes With the Flat Pattern Method

Customize Fitting Shells to Create Garments in Any Style

eBook - 2017
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Learn how to customize your clothes--designing new pattern shapes, style lines, and fashion details with Sara Alm's easy-to-follow instruction! In Sara Alm's Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method, sewers learn a technique that opens up myriad possibilities for making one-of-a-kind garments. By using basic pattern blocks called slopers, Alm shows sewers how to design new shapes, style lines, and fashion details--creating patterns for nearly any piece of clothing they want to sew. Take a basic straight skirt pattern, for example, and convert it into any other skirt design. Change the hemline or the basic shape of a skirt from straight to A-line to full swing with multiple gores. Try adjusting the waistline placement or convert it from waistband to waistline-facing. Change the style and placement of the closures. The options are endless once sewers understand the basics of flat-pattern designing, which is explained in the book. Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method is divided into sections: skirts, tops, and pants. While many of the same principles apply to each garment type, there are different techniques to take into account. As soon as sewers know how to design from these three slopers, that knowledge is easily transferred to designing dresses, shorts, jumpsuits, and outerwear. The principles and techniques taught are also easily transferable to designing children's clothes. By following extensive technique instruction in each of the three categories, twelve different garments are designed from each basic sloper and photographed on models so readers fully understand the process and the end result. Thanks to Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method, passionate sewers will be as skilled as Project Runway contestants in no time!
Publisher: [United States] : Creative Publishing international, 2017.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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May 26, 2019

If you are looking for instruction in this topic, any other book will do. You will not learn how to design clothes. It's very pretty, loaded with photos of ....drawing lines with a ruler. At no time does the piece in question (the bodice, the sleeve, the pants) change from the sample pattern into the object. For example, you get to see how to draw the lines that make the dart, and read about moving the dart, but you don't see what happens when you move the dart, or add the flounce. In many places, the text doesn't match up with the photographs. There's a lot of photos of drawing lines with rulers and not much about what is created. I understand the author is a well regarded online sewing teacher, but the book doesn't reflect this at all.

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