Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit by Steffani Lincecum

Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit by Steffani Lincecum


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Create customized sewing patterns using garments you already own and love to wear. Hollywood and theater costume designer Steffani Lincecum demonstrates the rub-off, a method of pattern drafting used by fashion and costume-industry professionals that traces an existing garment or accessory without deconstructing or damaging it.

Steffani Lincecum starts with the basics, outlining two rub-off methods—tracing onto paper or draping with fabric—and explaining essential tools, materials, and sewing techniques. She then shows how to duplicate a skirt, a dress, a blouse, and a handbag, from rubbing-off the original, to creating the pattern, to cutting and sewing the new version, to making adjustments and incorporating a variety of other elements and details—not only refreshing your favorite fashions but replenishing your whole wardrobe with brand-new looks.

Publisher: Potter Craft
Publish date: October 2010

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