by Alice Prier
I'm not ready to jump into making my own patterns yet, but when I am this book is where I will start. I did learn a good bit about pattern design terminology and how a pattern is constructed. I recently began experimenting with modifying store-bought patterns and I think I will do more of this based on the concepts explained here about where the adjustment points are. I also found a few variations I want to try:
- putting a ruffle into a seam (think side seam of a pencil skirt)
- adding a wrap (contrasting maybe?) to the front of a skirt
- using two threads (the same color--or maybe different) in your sewing machine needle for topstitching
Definitely an inspiring and educational book.