How to Make Sewing Patterns

June 7, 2013 - Comment

Solve the mysteries of pattern drafting with this instructional book. Simple and easy step-by-step instructions with clear understandable line drawings.

Solve the mysteries of pattern drafting with this instructional book. Simple and easy step-by-step instructions with clear understandable line drawings.

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Barb says:

The ONLY Patterns-from-Scratch Book You’ll Ever Need! Other books that allegedly enable you to draft your own patterns all turn out to be either how to BUY a commercial pattern & then alter it to make other designs, or else they only enable you to make clothing for the perfectly portioned body, which few of us have. A third alternative is that some books teach you to make shapeless “sack” clothing without much style. Almost all of these books require that you have a partner to help measure yourself and later to help fit the basic patterns to your body.THAT IS NOT THE CASE WITH MR. McCUNN’S WONDERFUL BOOK! He starts out by showing you how to measure yourself accurately without any helpers.Then he takes you step-by-step through how to draft the basic patterns from your own measurements. He does NOT give tables of measurements for putting darts in, since the tables don’t work for anyone without a “perfect” body. Instead, he explains how to custom fit the basic skirt, pants, bodice, & sleeve patterns to your own…

Gina Miller says:

Good technical information This book is packed full of drawings so that you can visually compare them to the written content. It’s very useful, just be aware that it is an older book so a lot of the styles are out of date, still the principles remain. No matter your style, the technical information is worth the purchase.

Karen Wood says:

McCunn Rocks! This book was the answer to my dilemma. I’ve been trying to make a pattern for my mother who is severely deformed with osteoporsis. This book answered all my questions. It’s a must for anyone trying to sew for someone without “perfect” proportions.

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