BOOKLET – A Guide to Adjusting and Altering Vintage Sewing Patterns


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BOOKLET – 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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“OMG, this book is FANTASTIC & totally IDIOT PROOF, WONDERFUL thank you so much”.
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Great book!

Excellent service. Very quick delivery & exactly as described. Thank you so much

Excellent service, would recommend, will buy again

Informative guide, well presented. Thank you

This book is perfect! Will use it a lot

Great eBayer. Very helpful. Highly recommended. Many thanks.

great book – lots of handy hints – thanks

Just received guide. Brilliant, will be invaluable. Many thanks

Arrived promptly, brilliantly designed book, very very helpful, thank you x


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