BOOKLET – 'A Guide to Adjusting and Altering Vintage Sewing Patterns'
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We have compiled a booklet.
The BOOKLET is named:
‘A Guide to Adjusting and Altering Vintage Sewing Patterns’
Compiled by ‘The Vintage Pattern Shop’. Over 87 pages of a scrapbook style, it is a comprehensive, informative booklet with full illustrations, which takes you through the first positive steps toward perfecting your fitting skills by adjusting and altering Vintage Sewing Patterns. Comes as an A4 Plastic bound booklet. You will learn a logical step-by-step Adjusting, Altering and fitting methods, that will guide you through difficult areas and reinforce what you already know. Understanding the principals and fundamentals of pattern tissue adjustments can be the beginning of a whole new wardrobe of personalized Vintage Fashion. It widens your range when purchasing Vintage Sewing Patterns therefore allowing you far more variety in your choice. You have widened your options!
Over the years and from my days of studying ‘fashion Design and Pattern Cutting’ at the London College of Fashion, I have collected on the way from various sources some brilliant information, and have compiled my favorite and most useful bits in this informative booklet to facilitate with your Vintage Sewing Patterns.
Sewing Pattern adjustments are neither difficult nor time consuming once you understand the procedure – and you need only to understand the ones you require. This booklet covers aspects of the body form where most common adjustments are required. See attached pictures of the Contents list.
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PLEASE NOTE: This booklet is far more extensive than the booklet included in each pattern that we sell. The booklet that you get with each pattern does have some information on Adjustments, however does not go to the extent that this booklet involves. This is far more detailed, informative, technical and more descriptive with lots of Diagrams
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Table of Contents
Pattern Tissue Adjustments
Where to Start
Doing it right
The Fitting Shell/The Body Block
Prepare to Fit
Taking your measurements
Evaluating Your Measurements
Adjust With Accuracy
Prepare to Adjust
Shortening Pattern Pieces
Lengthening Pattern Pieces
Intricate Pattern Pieces
To Adjust the Pattern at the Side Seams
To Adjust the Pattern by Slashing
Reducing the Waist
Enlarging the Waist
Reducing the Hips
Enlarging the Hips
Intricate Pattern Pieces
Shaping the basic fitting Shell
The Waist Area
Waist and Midriff
Applying a Waistline Stay
The Hip Area
Personal Measurement Chart
Body forms – front and Back
Custom-Fitting Fabrics Chart
Fabrics and Fit
Fabrics with Give
Fabrics with Luster
Fabrics with Surface Style
Suede, Leather and Leather-Like Fabrics
Fabrics with Flow and Float
Fabrics with Special Design
Understanding Ease 57-59
Ease Allowance Chart
Hints and Tips at a Glance
Creating illusion Taking Measurements
Body Measurement Chart for pants
Protruding Hip Bones
Refining the Fit
Evaluating the Fit
We also have another Booklet, please see the following:
We are pleased to have finally compiled and listed our NEW and SECOND Booklet, named:
“A Guide to Fabrics when using Vintage Sewing Patterns”
eBay Item number: 251337189719
Compiled by ‘The Vintage Pattern Shop’, 75 pages, 19 Chapters, it is comprehensive and thorough. Learn to distinguish fabric characteristics and quality by a thorough understanding of the components that have combined to create it, and you will be one step closer to the custom fit of any vintage sewing pattern you are seeking. This Booklet will help you!
You the vintage dressmaker is an artist who can choose fabrics and vintage designs that will combine to make a garment that you will be proud to wear. An important aspect when making clothes from a bygone era is the choosing of the right fabric. A knowledgeable seamstress understands the strong influence fabric can have on a finished garment, including the fit. If you do not have this knowledge, then by reading this booklet you will benefit by a basic understanding of the fibers, structure and finishes, all of which contribute to the individual characteristics of a wide range of fabrics covered in this booklet, all of which can be used when working with vintage sewing patterns.
Todays fabric are extensive and completely in tune with fashion and can easily be used with Vintage Sewing Patterns. Each vintage pattern comes with fabric suggestions, which are suitable to make up the style, in order to re-create the designers intentions. Faced with such a variety of fabrics, choice can be bewildering and names often confusing. I have compiled this booklet to help as a handy reference to dressmaking fabrics and fibers.
The booklet begins with a list of materials, so you can see at a glance what section to look under. Next come fabric descriptions of generic fabric terms and designs. These are followed by details of individual qualities, divided into topical groups and listed alphabetically within each chapter. Included towards the end of this booklet are further chapters about Fibres, Trade Names, Fabric Structure & Character and Popular Fabrics of individual eras from the 1930s-to-1970s, all to facilitate when sourcing for modern day fabrics for your Vintage Sewing Patterns.
To view the full ‘Contents List’ detailing exactly what this booklet contains please go to the listing on eBay.
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