No Patterns Needed

No Patterns Needed

DIY Couture From Simple Shapes

Book - 2016
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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, you can play with the designs to make garments exactly the way you want them.
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 9781780678283
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm


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Apr 01, 2017

I was really disappointed here. Even though the title is "No Patterns Needed" the instructions just tell you to make a pattern out of newspaper. I was hoping for instructions that simply used measurements and basic geometric shapes. It doesn't help that the photos of the clothes are against terrible backdrops with terrible lighting. Big bummer. :-(

Jan 14, 2017

Fun and creative book. Patterns suitable for young adults.


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