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Written by Jennie Chancey
Who better than the founder of a pattern company to walk you step-by-step through drafting, from first go to patterns for sale?
Written by Jennifer White
A sewing buddy can help you get it right, but what if you're fitting yourself by yourself? Jenny knows it's not impossible, and she shows us how to do it.
What if you want to "standardize" your patterns and sell them? It's not as complicated as you might think... Jennie shows how.
Jennie demonstrates how to draft different styles of sleeves (long and short), skirts, and finishes up the 1812 dress.
Taking the basic bodice slopers from part 1, Jennie provides several examples of how to transform them into a new design.
Written by Cathy Hay
How to make your own personalised Victorian corset pattern - a class suitable for beginners! You'll be surprised how well it fits...
How to transform a basic bodice pattern into three Regency bodices styles: gathered and two different styles of crossover bodices.
How to manipulate historical patterns like Janet Arnold's to fit you, both by draping on the dress form and by a flat pattern adjustment method.
Written by Marion McNealy
Marion shares with us her secrets of drafting stress free fitted sleeves that set into the armscye easily every time.
Written by Sunshine Buchler
When making a costume, an extant garment is the ideal research source. Once you have one, how do you analyze it?
Written by Izabela Pitcher
Sewing historic costumes as a business takes far more planning and organization than as a hobby. Izabela has some tips on time management for commissions.
Written by Chantal Filson
Ever wondered how those costumes get on screen? Chantal explains the process of getting hired and starting out in film costume design.
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