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Pattern Making Paperback – 3 Feb 1987

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  • Paperback: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Longman Higher Education (3 Feb. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136542115
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136542117
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,341,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is a wonderful book for making patterns from a sloper 26 Nov. 2012
By lelaba - Published on
Format: Paperback
First a note: I own the updated copy of this book. Amazon shows a VERY old edition of this book. The updated one can't be had on Amazon. I took a pattern making class from Carol Foley since she lives in my area, and so I bought the book from the store where she teaches. The store is Fabrique Fashion Fabrics located in Plano, TX. The book is listed under their tools and notions. You do have to call to place the order but hey, still much cheaper than buying an out of date edition on Amazon!

First off, I'll explain what this book ISN'T. It is NOT a book on how to draft a paper sloper or block from your measurements. This book assumes that you already have a sloper. For a good pattern drafting book I recommend How to Make Sewing Patterns by Donald McCunn.

What this book WILL do, and which Mr. McCunn's will not, is show you how to take your basic sloper and create just about any pattern under the sun from it. To give you an idea, there are thirty-one collar patterns alone included in the book and instructions on how to create each one. This book covers bodice, skirt, sleeve, collars, pants and button closures. From your basic skirt sloper it shows you how to make an a-line skirt, a round skirt, pleated, gored, gathered, darted, and wrapped skirts, and that's just the basic stuff. It will show you how to insert godets to make a flared or trumpet style skirt, and the instructions for everything are, in my opinion, easy to follow.

The two books together are an amazing resource and, I think, indispensable to anyone wanting to draft and create patterns that will fit them precisely.
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