Pattern Making Templates for Skirts & Dresses: All You Need to Design, Adapt and Customise Your Clothes


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Pattern Making Templates for Skirts & Dresses: All You Need to Design, Adapt and Customise Your Clothes


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Pattern Making Templates for Skirts and Dresses is the ultimate resource for demystifying the pattern making process. Packed with useful advice and practical instructions, this book is a must-have for anyone looking to create their own customised pattern templates for women’s clothes. With its jargon-free text and easy-to-use downloadable blocks, this accessible title gives you all the expert information you need to perfectly adapt and fit each one to your body exactly. You will then learn how to transform your blocks into different pattern types, from pencil skirts to pinafores, and godet skirts to full-length gowns. Answering a whole host of common questions about making skirts and dresses, this title takes into account key priorities such as styling, fit, and functionality.

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Weight 544 g
Dimensions 190 × 246 mm

Alice Prier

Author Bio

Alice Prier is a sewing pattern guru with over 30 years' experience working in fashion design and education. She is responsible for devising and teaching all of the pattern cutting classes at Ray Stitch (, a fashionable North London-based sewing shop in the UK (social media followers: Twitter 3.5k; Facebook 3.3k; Pinterest 2.4k; Instagram 2k). Prier loves inspiring home sewers to have the confidence to make their own patterns, which in her mind is the most interesting and creative part of dressmaking. She also tutors professional pattern cutters at Fashion Capital in Haringey (Twitter 4k; Facebook 1.5k), which manufactures clothes for ASOS, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. After a 10-year career working in theatre set and costume design, in 1989 Prier founded her own company- Alice & Co ( made-to-measure clothes for city women. Alice also blogs about her travels and fashion exploits at Alice lives in London, United Kingdom.

Lilia Prier Tisdall is a Costume Mounting Specialist at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a freelance writer and theatre reviewer ( Daughter of pattern making expert Alice Prier, Lilia has helped to curate many of the museum's most prestigious exhibitions-Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Hollywood Costume, and Club to Catwalk-and she also writes for their blog ( Growing up in her mother's house full of pins, the question "how can I make it?" always came before "where can I buy it?". It is an attitude that has stayed with her ever since. Lilia lives in London, United Kingdom.



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