How to Make Sewing Patterns | Step-by-step instructions from learning how to measure yourself properly to making your own sewing patterns.
We have all had the same problem… we have seen a dress in the stores and want to sew it ourselves in our chosen fabric but we can’t find a pattern anything like it. Talk about frustrating! If only we knew how to draft our own sewing patterns that weren’t just an edit of another bought pattern or that just look like a rectangle with holes in for the sleeves and head! This book, an old-time classic by Donald H McCunn, means you will never have this problem ever again.
How to Make Sewing Patterns by Donald H McCunn
Some books continue to sell years after they were first published and for good reason. It’s because they solve a problem and are a trusted resource. How to Make Sewing Patterns is one of these books. It doesn’t matter if fashion changes over time because this book doesn’t show you how to make a particular clothing item. Instead it shows you how to draft any clothing style from the basics.
To get the perfect pattern fit you need to know the size you are aiming for, after all not many of us are a perfect factory size! Donald H McCunn starts by showing you how to measure your size in order to create any pattern. He then takes you through different aspects of clothing design and how each pattern piece is sized from those original dimensions.
How to Make Sewing Patterns is illustrated with black and white photographs and diagrams. The word instructions can seem a little difficult to follow at times but taking it slowly and re-reading it soon makes sense. This is not a quick-help book – it is more of a study guide. However, once you have learnt what Donald H McCann shows you, you will have a firm grasp of sewing patterns, how they fit together and how to adapt any clothing garment or sewing pattern to perfectly fit.
Interested in buying this book, find it here: How to Make Sewing Patterns