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Do you love to sew your own clothes but find it difficult to make commercial patterns fit? In Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit, Hollywood and theater costume designer Steffani Lincecum demonstrates the rub-off, a method of pattern drafting used by fashion and costume industry professionals that traces an existing garment or accessory without deconstructing or damaging it. Steffani starts with the basics, outlining two rub-off methodsâ€”tracing onto paper or draping with fabricâ€”and explaining essential tools, materials, and sewing techniques. She then shows how to duplicate a skirt, a dress, a blouse, and a handbag, from rubbing-off the original, to creating the pattern, to cutting and sewing the new version, to making adjustments and incorporating a variety of other elements and detailsâ€”not only refreshing your favorite fashions but replenishing your whole wardrobe with brand-new looks.
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