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squarepicFound a beautiful vintage pattern, but it's the wrong size? Laura takes that lovely treasure and shows you how to alter it to fit you exactly.

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Taking the basic bodice slopers from part 1, Jennie provides several examples of how to transform them into a new design.

spp icon free sm 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.

icon free smWho better than the founder of a pattern company to walk you step-by-step through drafting, from first go to patterns for sale?

quarepicWith a little practice you can draft an 1890s sleeve just like the pros used to. Here, Nicole walks us thorugh several different sleeves from 1897. 

squarepicCreating and fitting historical patterns remains a perennial problem for costume makers. Luckily, our writers have the answers ...

SquarepicHave you come across a piece of clothing or costume that you'd love to replicate? Caroline shows how to copy garments from our closet.

squarepicA 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. 

Pattern drafting iconIn part two of pattern drafting, we move from measurements to creating a basic front and back block, a mockup, fitting and creating a final pattern, with seven step-by-step videos.

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