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Dressmaking for Real Women

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Women who prefer making dresses for themselves, but are curvy and full-bodied, are all too aware of the limitations that are part of working with commercial patterns. This book shows them how to take a standard commercial pattern intended for a larger size, then cut it back and make the kinds of adjustments that will result in a stylish garment with a flattering fit. They ...more
Paperback, 173 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Barron's Educational Series
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Fullfaun
Jul 25, 2014 Fullfaun rated it it was amazing
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This was written in the last 2 years. so it has recent designs/patterns, but it also addresses how to make patterns from many years ago fit you now. It points out that bras were stiffer and busts were lifted higher than now a days.
transfer wearing ease and how to fit it in a pattern.



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Jun 15, 2013 Vanessa rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book. I think this book is a great introduction to flat pattern alterations and covers a wide range of fitting issues.

I liked the styling and layout of the book. Which made the information easier to digest.
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