The Pattern Making Primer

The Pattern Making Primer

All You Need to Know About Designing, Adapting & Customizing Sewing Patterns

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Offers advice on designing and customizing sewing patterns, addressing such topics as tools and equipment, fabrics, measurements, fitting and adjusting, volume, fastenings, and pockets.

Perseus Publishing
Home sewing enthusiasts as well as fashion design students and professional pattern makers will want this book for their reference library. It's the ultimate information source for pattern makers, filled with how-to instruction on--

  • Basic tools and equipment
  • Pattern symbols and fabric considerations
  • Designing patterns from scratch, which includes measuring, drafting bodices, sleeves, and skirts, digital pattern creation, basic block techniques, and more
  • Fitting and making pattern adjustments
  • Adding volume with pleats, tucks, and other devices
  • Combining and dividing pattern shapes
  • Adding finishing details, such as collars, fastenings, linings, and more
  • Going professional and setting up Online accounts

    Here in a single volume is the basic information that both amateur designers and fashion professionals need to know about making garment patterns. Approximately 300 diagrams and illustrations.


  • Barron's Educational Publishing
    Home sewing enthusiasts as well as fashion design students and professional pattern makers will want this book for their reference library. It's the ultimate information source for pattern makers, filled with how-to instruction on--

  • Basic tools and equipment
  • Pattern symbols and fabric considerations
  • Designing patterns from scratch, which includes measuring, drafting bodices, sleeves, and skirts, digital pattern creation, basic block techniques, and more
  • Fitting and making pattern adjustments
  • Adding volume with pleats, tucks, and other devices
  • Combining and dividing pattern shapes
  • Adding finishing details, such as collars, fastenings, linings, and more
  • Going professional and setting up Online accounts

    Here in a single volume is the basic information that both amateur designers and fashion professionals need to know about making garment patterns. Approximately 300 diagrams and illustrations.
    (back cover)
    This book is your ultimate resource for pattern making.

    Use it as your tool for coming to grips with every aspect of pattern design and customization. Clear, jargon-free text and fully illustrated techniques will guide you through every step and past every pitfall, giving you the confidence you need to take patterns into your own hands.

    WITH INFORMATION ON

    Tools and equipment
    Seams, darts, and notches
    Fabric considerations
    Measurements, slopers, annotations, and blocks
    Combining and dividing
    Fitting and adjusting
    Rub-off drafting
    Adding and suppressing volume
    Sleeves, collars, waistbands, and cuffs
    Openings and fastenings
    Finishings, linings, and facings
    Pockets
    Going pro and e-tailing





  • Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2012
    ISBN: 9781438000831
    1438000839
    Branch Call Number: 646.4 BARNFIELD
    Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
    Additional Contributors: Richards, Andrew

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    ErnieK
    Mar 11, 2013

    The newest in a long line of books that want to teach you the same thing.Pretty clear, pleasant enough, but Veblen's book is better.

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