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How to scale up half size patterns booklet (Including a set of half size basic blocks)

Half-sizeThis is a short but detailed guide for anyone interested in getting to know how clothing patterns are developed from basic blocks. The majority of garments bought in shops are developed from very simple blocks with style variations added and tweaked along the way. Every fashion house has its own set of blocks from which their designs are developed. Any budding fashion designer who wants to produce patterns for their own designs needs to understand the concepts involved in adding and taking away fullness, how to introduce style variations and how to make it all come together in the construction process. The first step to achieving this is to work in quarter size (or quarter scale) and included is a master set of basic bodice, sleeve and skirt blocks that you can keep and copy to get you started.

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Principles of pattern adaptation using quarter size blocks booklet (Including quarter size block templates)

Quarter-sizeA short but detailed guide to show home sewers, students and budding fashion designers who use half scale mannequins and blocks how to scale up their finished designs to full size. It includes instructions for upscaling in a variety of methods both high and low tech. For those new to the concept of designing in half size, this handy booklet both outlines the advantages of the process and solves the problem of how to get your mini designs into a useable format ready for construction. The booklet comes with a set of basic bodice, sleeve and skirt blocks for you to use as templates in half size to get you started. Written by the people who decided to manufacture half size mannequins out of frustration at a lack of a suitable product for their needs, both the blocks and upscaling methods have been tested and used in their own professional practice. Part of a series of booklets being developed with both the home sewer and student in mind to enhance their design skills and take their creativity to a new level.


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