Pattern Making From a Shirt

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Save your favorite T-shirt by making a pattern; learn how to make a pattern from your favorite t-shirt in this free video on fashion design and sewing.

Series Summary

Why design fashion for models? According to J.P. Prewitt, famous hand model of Bulova fame, models are genetically constructed to become something great: “They’re in peak physical condition. They can gain entry to the most secure places in the world. And most important of all, models don’t think for themselves. They do as their told.” It seems only natural to want the fashion you design to be hanging on perfect limbs and torsos. Because of the popularity of shows like Project Runway, and others, fashion design has become a fad readily consumed by our tweenagers and teenie-boppers.

In this free video series, expert fashion maker Lauren Bradley teaches you how to make a pattern from an existing shirt. Lauren gives you tips to turn an old, favorite t-shirt into a pattern that can make countless exact duplicates! You will learn how to cut apart the shirt to preserve the shape, how to cut and measure the neckband, and how to trace a pattern out from the fabric. You will get tips for designing fashion from this exercise in practical pattern making.

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