No Patterns Needed

DIY Couture from Simple Shapes

Author: Rosie Martin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678283

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 9438

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 for each garment, there's lots of room for your own creative touches, too.
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DIY Couture

Create Your Own Fashion Collection

Author: Rosie Martin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697996

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 5824

The DIY Couture collection features 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures, and colors. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. With simple, visual instructions and cool styling, DIY Couture will inspire people to join the handmade revolution. Where eco-fashion meets street style, this is the antithesis of fast-fashion. Absolutely no patterns required!
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Freehand Fashion

Learn to sew the perfect wardrobe - no patterns required!

Author: Chinelo Bally

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904651

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 5679

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it. Using a series of basic garment blocks, she explains how this innovative technique can be used to create a whole wardrobe of fashionable clothes that will fit every shape and size - with no patterns required. Based on a traditional Nigerian technique, Chinelo has developed her own freehand cutting method. The emphasis is on the individual’s own body measurements, and getting the perfect fit. This is a surprisingly simple technique that anyone can learn. No fancy equipment is needed - just a sewing machine, measuring tape, chalk and of course a good pair of scissors. Using step-by-step illustrations, the book shows how to draft, cut and construct the five basic blocks that are used - either singly or in combination - to make every item of clothing in the wardrobe. Once you have your basic blocks, you are ready to tackle the projects - practical garments that are fashionable, modern, stylish and versatile. There are tops, skirts, day dresses and eveningwear. This is an exciting sewing technique that will be brand new to most people, even experienced dressmakers. There really are no limits - and the beauty of this technique is that it can be applied to any body shape.
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Little Green Dresses

50 Original Patterns for Repurposed Dresses, Tops, Skirts, and More

Author: Tina Sparkles,Erica Beckman

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600851215

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 6691

Author Sparkles offers up an array of project ideas that are both earth- and user-friendly. She includes 50 original patterns for repurposed dresses, tops, skirts, and more. Included are sewing and shopping resources and a fitting guide.
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Meaningful Bouquets

Create Special Messages with Flowers - 25 Beautiful Arrangements

Author: Leigh Okies,Lisa McGuinness

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146446

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3142

Say it with flowers. This visual bouquet includes a photographic glossary of popular flower types and their Victorian meanings, followed by step-by-step instructions for creating 25 beautiful arrangements. From Celebration and Luck, to Happiness and Forgiveness, each bespoke bunch of flowers suits an important occasion or recipient. Blooming with inspiring lifestyle photography and watercolor botanical illustrations throughout, Meaningful Bouquets brings a truly personal touch to flower arranging.
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Patternless Sewing Mod Style

Just Measure, Cut & Sew for the Perfect Fit! - 24 Garments for Women and Girls

Author: Patty Prann Young

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617451819

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 147

View: 9130

Sew a complete wardrobe without the hassle of pricey paper patterns! Learn to properly measure, cut, and sew for a fabulous fit every time. From a maxi skirt to a shirred blouse and even a raincoat, these projects are ideal for beginning sewists and women and girls of all sizes. Customize looks with a variety of pockets, belts, and hem bands. This entire collection costs less than a few tissue-paper patterns!
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25 Stylish DIY Fashion Projects

Author: Kit Lee,Shini Park

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742706535

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

View: 1765

Demonstrates how to create stylish outfits and accessories based on the authors' top-25 "do-it-yourself" projects, including embellished collars, a kaftan dress made from scarves and a flower-adorned skirt.
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Fashion Pattern Cutting

Line, Shape and Volume

Author: Zarida Zaman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147258340X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6601

Designed to boost draping confidence and design creativity, Fashion Pattern Cutting is a step-by-step guide to the pattern cutting process, from finding inspiration for a fashion-forward design through to creating the finished product. - Clear visuals show each step from mood board to patterns and possible design variations - Written in a friendly, approachable style by an experienced designer and teacher - Provides readers with the tools and techniques to experiment and create their own unique designs Fashion Pattern Cutting is a creative pattern cutting book that pushes the boundaries of experimentation on the mannequin stand. In this book, experienced fashion designer Zarida Zaman explains how to make garments bearing in mind the relationship between fabric, drape, weight and 3D forms. Taking architecture, origami and natural forms as her three key sources of inspiration, the author shows how to create varied and exciting contemporary styles using crisp folds, bold shapes and natural fabrics. Written in an accessible style with clear visuals and plenty of tips and tricks, the book gives readers the tools and confidence to experiment creatively. Included in this book are hand-drawn illustrations of pattern pieces, complete with measurements, and suggestions for how to apply techniques across a range of garments. The patterns reveal the deceptively simple draping techniques used to create stylish, minimalist designs, and enable readers, whether beginners or experienced pattern cutters, to put together stunning and innovative designs themselves.
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Cut-Up Couture

Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew

Author: Koko Yamase

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596685956

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 88

View: 7521

Cut-Up Couture is a cutting-edge design book that teaches how to use the copious fabric in men's clothing items to make 34 innovative garments and accessories. The simple sewing techniques showcase how to turn men's shirts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts into beautiful dresses, ruffled blouses, draping tops, and gorgeous jackets for women. You'll learn how to cut, re-sew, and re-shape clothing into cherished garments that resemble trendy, urban boutique findings with lessons in creative "upcycling" and stylish yet simple sewing. Plus, several of the garments in Cut-Up Couture are reversible or can be worn in several ways, such as a dolman-style top that transforms into a skirt, or a skirt/cape variation. Explore a wealth of innovative advice and inspiration for making each project inexpensive, and still very chic. The stylish projects featured are for beginner and advanced sewists or for those simply interested in fashion design.
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The Magic Pattern Book

Sew 6 Patterns Into 36 Different Styles!

Author: Amy Barickman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761171622

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 310

View: 3565

Presents six dressmaking patterns that can be used to create an entire wardrobe that has thirty-six different looks and a total of over two hundred garments and accessories.
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Handmade Fabric Flowers

32 Beautiful Blooms to Make

Author: You-Zhen Lu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250009022

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1470

Offers a step-by-step guide to making sophisticated craft flowers from a range of fabric materials including silk, lace, and velvet, providing next-step instructions for using handmade flowers as accessory embellishments.
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Exotic Botanical Illustration

With the Eden Project

Author: Rosie Martin,Meriel Thurstan

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940313

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 2557

Offers step-by-step instructions and exercises for drawing and painting flowers, and includes tips on incorporating color, composition, texture, and pattern into a work.
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Couture Sewing Techniques

Author: Claire B. Shaeffer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853358

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 6826

Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.
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DIY Fashionista

40 Stylish Projects to Re-Invent and Update Your Wardrobe

Author: Geneva Vanderzeil

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781780971704

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 1509

Features stylish projects that reuse already-owned or secondhand garments to recreate catwalk trends at home, in a reference that illustrates sewing and altering techniques while explaining how to easily customize clothes.
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Top-Down Crochet Sweaters

Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit

Author: Dora Ohrenstein

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126111

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 7710

Welcome to the new era of crochet. Making garments from the top down is a favorite knitting technique that allows knitters to test and adjust the fit as they go. Now, thanks to designer Dora Ohrenstein, crocheters will benefit for the first time from a pattern book featuring the same beloved approach. These 14 fashionable patterns are sure to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Show-stopping original photography, an extensive discussion of the benefits of top-down construction, and detailed instructions on how and why to adjust the patterns to ensure an exquisite customized fit will have crocheters tying themselves in knots to start strutting their stuff!
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Shop Your Closet

The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style

Author: Melanie Charlton Fascitelli

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061751820

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 383

Just when you feared your overstuffed, eyesore of a closet was a lost cause, here's the antidote to all your closet woes. Closet expert and style maven Melanie Charlton Fascitelli is here to help you whip your closet into shape, refreshing your wardrobe and saving you time along the way. With this accessible, stylish guide, you'll find out how to redo your closet and organize your clothes so that you can, yes, go shopping there—sort through shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, scarves, and shoes, all in perfect condition and ready to go. From the first closet face-off to long-term maintenance, Charlton Fascitelli takes you step by step through the entire process of turning your closet into a "safe haven" for your clothes. Learn how to: Face your inner packrat and clean out your closet Shop for and pick items that flatter your body Craft the best wardrobe for your lifestyle Create space in your closet by reworking it logistically Store your clothes and shoes so they last longer Charlton Fascitelli also covers consigning or donating all your old stuff; keeping your closet clean and tidy; packing smartly and efficiently; storing your linens; and organizing other areas of your home, including your medicine cabinet, pantry, or CD collection. Clearing clutter, organizing clothes, and remaking your wardrobe has never been so easy or attainable. Shop Your Closet is your go-to source for closet nirvana.
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Boundless Style

A Mix-And-Match Sewing Pattern Workbook

Author: Kristiann Boos

Publisher: Fons & Porter Books

ISBN: 9781440242106

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 4258

CD-ROM includes PDFs of printable patterns for sizes 2-16.
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Fashion Design Essentials

100 Principles of Fashion Design

Author: Jay Calderin

Publisher: Rockport Publishers Incorporated

ISBN: 1592538274

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 4240

Provides guidelines and advice on starting points for fashion designers of all levels, including defining and rendering concepts, understanding textiles, developing sewing skills, and building an audience.
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