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DESIGNING CLOTHES WITH THE FLAT PATTERN METHOD: CUSTOMIZE FITTING SHELLS TO CREATE GARMENTS IN ANY STYLE. Sara Alm. Creative Publishing International, Quarto Publishing Group USA, Minneapolis, 2017. 176 pp. with 421 col. ills. 28 x 22 cm. LC 2016-56502 ISBN 9781589239340 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 172694
Paperbound $24.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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