- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (30 Jan. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408120003
- ISBN-13: 978-1408120002
- Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns: From Shop-bought Patterns to Drafting Your Own: A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing with Confidence Paperback – 30 Jan 2010
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'a useful guide'
--Sewing World, August 2010
About the Author
Lee Hollahan is a lecturer at the University of the West of England, teaching pattern cutting in fashion and fashion textiles. She has worked for a number of the high street labels in London while running her own freelance companies making costumes for TV, film and stage.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is even block patterns that you just need to scale up to the proper size. I would definitely recommend this book for those who want an all in one book.
There are a number of books on similar subjects, but this one with it's wealth of photographs and line drawings makes ideas I had thought complex and difficult so much easier.
Much of the content is similar to information provided free with bought patterns and in sewing magazines. The style is dry and informative like a text book which doesn't do much to get my creative spirit going.
The basic fitting alteration are pretty basic and suitable for beginners. The book doesn't cover more advanced fitting problems in strong contrast to the section on block fitting a dummy which is more intermediate and doesn't cover padding your dummy.
It covers a lot of ground but I can only recommend this to people who don't already own other sewing books.
My printed copy was faulty so I am planning on returning it. If it had been better I might have kept it regardless.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good little reference book. Learned a lot, but then I am a novice. Not sure it would be of much use to someone with more expirence.Published 2 months ago by Miss Jones