Freehand Fashion

Learn to sew the perfect wardrobe - no patterns required!

Author: Chinelo Bally

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904651

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 9059

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it. Using a series of basic garment blocks, she explains how this innovative technique can be used to create a whole wardrobe of fashionable clothes that will fit every shape and size - with no patterns required. Based on a traditional Nigerian technique, Chinelo has developed her own freehand cutting method. The emphasis is on the individual’s own body measurements, and getting the perfect fit. This is a surprisingly simple technique that anyone can learn. No fancy equipment is needed - just a sewing machine, measuring tape, chalk and of course a good pair of scissors. Using step-by-step illustrations, the book shows how to draft, cut and construct the five basic blocks that are used - either singly or in combination - to make every item of clothing in the wardrobe. Once you have your basic blocks, you are ready to tackle the projects - practical garments that are fashionable, modern, stylish and versatile. There are tops, skirts, day dresses and eveningwear. This is an exciting sewing technique that will be brand new to most people, even experienced dressmakers. There really are no limits - and the beauty of this technique is that it can be applied to any body shape.

DIY Couture

Create Your Own Fashion Collection

Author: Rosie Martin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697996

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 3122

The DIY Couture collection features 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures, and colors. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. With simple, visual instructions and cool styling, DIY Couture will inspire people to join the handmade revolution. Where eco-fashion meets street style, this is the antithesis of fast-fashion. Absolutely no patterns required!

No Patterns Needed

DIY Couture from Simple Shapes

Author: Rosie Martin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678283

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 1365

If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the book for you. Using Rosie Martin's innovative method, you begin with nothing but a rectangle, circle, or triangle of fabric and some basic body measurements. Next, follow the detailed step-by-step photographs and diagrams to complete your garment. You'll need a sewing machine, but no special equipment or expensive fabrics. With plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there's lots of room for your own creative touches, too.

Make Your Own Dress Patterns

Author: Adele P. Margolis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132315

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 480

View: 2920

A nationally acclaimed sewing expert provides simple, step-by-step directions and more than 1,000 illustrations for making clothes for work, home, and play — everything from stylish skirts, dresses, and jackets to children's clothing.

Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method

Customize Fitting Shells to Create Garments in Any Style

Author: Sara Alm

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589239342

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 5241

"The Flat Pattern Method teaches you to customize your clothes with new pattern shapes, style lines, and details with step-by-step instructions!"--

A Passion for Fashion

Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time

Author: Nick Verreos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682610101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5198

The must-have book for anyone thinking about a life in fashion. Fashion designer, red carpet expert and educator Nick Verreos provides an insightful view into how to harness your passion for fashion and translate it into a successful career. With over 20 years of experience in the industry and an extensive knowledge in teaching fashion, Nick has amassed a lifetime of "Tips & Tricks" to help the reader navigate this world. A Passion For Fashion will help young fashionistas maximize their time at design school, as well as prepare them for a life in the industry—and even shares advice on how readers can start their own business. Along the way, you'll find out how Nick's Mantras of "No Should've, Would've, Could've" and "Get The Coffee" can guide you along the path of success. Nick will even dish on his time on Project Runway and share all the lessons he learned from his time on reality TV. If you are thinking of studying fashion, becoming a fashion designer or working in the industry, this book will soon become your indispensable guide to life in fashion. Includes design sketches and photos from the author's personal collection.

Garment Construction

A Complete Course on Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion

Author: Peg Couch

Publisher: Design Originals

ISBN: 9781565235090

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 175

View: 3824

Presents information about basic garment construction, using patterns, and instructions on how to create basic clothes such as shirts, skirts, and blouses.

Make It, Own It, Love It

The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing

Author: Matt Chapple

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1911127071

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 9806

Matt Chapple, the UK's top amateur stitcher and winner of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2015, shares everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your attire. Focusing on making sewing easy and fun, the basic kit is explained and followed by step-by-step instructions on how to make projects such as a box-pleated skirt and adding bias binding to pocket edges for a splash of colour. Matt’s no-nonsense language strips away the complexity of sewing, as he gives practical advice on how to repair fabrics from denim and corduroy to tweed and wool, and offers tips to make wardrobe malfunctions a thing of the past.

The Magic Pattern Book

Sew 6 Patterns Into 36 Different Styles!

Author: Amy Barickman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761171622

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 310

View: 6157

Presents six dressmaking patterns that can be used to create an entire wardrobe that has thirty-six different looks and a total of over two hundred garments and accessories.

Patternless Sewing Mod Style

Just Measure, Cut & Sew for the Perfect Fit! - 24 Garments for Women and Girls

Author: Patty Prann Young

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617451819

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 147

View: 951

Sew a complete wardrobe without the hassle of pricey paper patterns! Learn to properly measure, cut, and sew for a fabulous fit every time. From a maxi skirt to a shirred blouse and even a raincoat, these projects are ideal for beginning sewists and women and girls of all sizes. Customize looks with a variety of pockets, belts, and hem bands. This entire collection costs less than a few tissue-paper patterns!

Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Author: Arianna Cadwallader

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857833938

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 176

View: 859

A capsule wardrobe is timeless, stylish and effortlessly chic. Composed of go-to pieces that can be dressed up or down, it is the perfect antidote to the overstuffed drawers and ill-fitting cheap outfits that are the result of years of fast fashion on the high street. In this practical but inspiring book, seamstress Arianna Cadwallader and designer Cathy McKinnon present sewing patterns and instructions for the five key pieces that will form the basis of your own capsule wardrobe: * a great shift dress * well-fitting trousers * a simple yet stylish skirt * a light blouse * a jersey vest Their focus is on quality and fit - all the patterns can be adapted to fit and suit you perfectly, whether you prefer long, short or cap sleeves, high or low waistbands, and slim, straight or wide legged trousers. Once you've created your items you can then mix and match them to create a variety of looks and styles. Aimed at advanced beginners, the book guides you through how to measure yourself and all the techniques you will need. With a foreword by TV star Dawn O'Porter, this is the essential guide to creating your perfect wardrobe.

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear

Author: Winifred Aldrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119028280

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 3268

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear. This sixth edition remains true to the original concept: it offers a range of good basic blocks, an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting and examples of their application into garments. Fully revised and updated to include a brand new and improved layout, up-to-date skirt and trouser blocks that reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the computer-aided design section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams. This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for students and beginners looking to understand pattern cutting and building confidence to develop their own pattern cutting style.

How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business

Author: Angela Wolf

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762792612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3653

This book will be a priceless resource for those considering adventuring into the fashion industry, yet not knowing how or where to start. Comprised of detailed information, How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business will be a guide for the aspiring designer to plan and execute a successful home based business. This material will not only provide a fashion realm, but will show how to create additional revenue streams in the sewing field. This book will be the "one stop shop" for the small designer.

Design-It-Yourself Clothes

Patternmaking Simplified

Author: Cal Patch

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0770434673

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 922

If you’ve ever watched Project Runway and wished you were a contestant, or you’re simply ready to take your sewing to a new level, Design-It-Yourself Clothes teaches you the fundamentals of modern patternmaking so that you, too, can create your own inspired clothing. Until now, the aspiring DIY fashionista has been hard-pressed to find self-teaching tools other than dry textbooks or books with outdated looks. Finally, in Design-It-Yourself Clothes, former Urban Outfitters designer Cal Patch brings her youthful aesthetic to a how-to book. If you want to wear something you can’t find on store racks and make clothes that express your individual style, or if you’ve reached a sewing plateau and want to add pattern drafting to your repertoire, Design-It-Yourself Clothes is the book you have been waiting for. In five key projects (each with four variations)–a perfect-fitting dress, T-shirt, button-down shirt, A-line skirt, and pants–Patch shares the art of patternmaking. At its core, it’s much simpler than you think. Patch covers everything an intermediate sewer needs to know in order to become a fabulous fashion designer, from designing the patterns, taking your own measurements, and choosing fabrics to actually sewing the clothing. You will also learn how to stylize patterns by using darts, waistbands, patch pockets, and ruffles. Patch offers tips, explanations, options, and exercises throughout that will make the design process that much easier. But besides showing you how to create clothing from scratch, she also teaches you how to rub off patterns from existing clothing–so if you have a pair of pants that you love but are worn out, or you have your eye on a piece in the store with a prohibitive price tag, you can figure out how to get the looks you want by using your own two hands.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9469

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Diy Wardrobe Makeovers

Alter, Refresh & Refashion Your Clothes, Step-by-step Sewing Tutorials

Author: Suzannah Hamlin Stanley

Publisher: C&T Publishing

ISBN: 9781617450426

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8092

Unlock your closet's potential with simple, stylish wardrobe refashions you can sew at home, as Suzannah Hamlin Stanley provides her unique blend of basic alterations and step-by-step restyling tutorials to give you a wardrobe you'll truly love!

Simplified Pattern-Making of Ladies' Pants

Author: Chic R Francisco

Publisher: Golden Ideas Publishing House, Incorporated

ISBN: 9789719577720


Page: 100

View: 7972

The author, Chic Francisco, being a Communication Arts graduate and having had a made-to-order dress shop for 9 years and a fashion school for 20 years, made sure that her books are easy to follow, understand and remember. The lessons in this book offer a step-by-step guide to pattern-making of various styles of ladies' pants. Having had extensive exposure through her pattern-makers, Chic was able to develop as simpler and more organized flat pattern-making method. Chic also has free and "for subscription" video lessons in her website to complement the book reader's pattern-drafting, sewing and finishing abilities. Chic has also incorporated in her pattern-making lessons the "trade secrets" enabling the user of the book the ability to create various styles of pants with a perfect fit or a near-perfect fit from scratch (no sloper is necessary) for any figure size!

Sew It Up

A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques

Author: Ruth Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856268103

Category: Sewing

Page: 304

View: 7562

Sewing is no longer the preserve of housewives. More and more people are making or customising their own clothes, curtains or accessories but few have been taught the basic sewing skills. This book contains everything you need to know. It covers both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings, illustrated with full-colour photography and with tips, masterclasses and projects. Written by an accomplished textile designer and teacher, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-use book with a no-nonsense approach. Ruth will show you how to put in an invisible zip, make your own trimmings and alter clothes using pleats and gathering, as well as decorative techniques such as appliques. Projects will demonstrate these skills and include clothes, cushions, toys and bags.

Fabric Manipulation

150 Creative Sewing Techniques

Author: Ruth Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781446302460

Category: Appliqué

Page: 175

View: 831

"Features 150 creative sewing techniques, from smocking, trapunto quilting and reverse applique to Suffolk puffs, pleating and shirring"--P. [4] of cover.