PATTERNMAKING FOR A PERFECT FIT: Using the Rub-Off Technique to Re-Create and Redesign Your Favorite Fashions

Steffani Lincecum

Potter Craft Publishing Group, New York, USA

Year 2010

Pages 160

In this book the author demonstrates the rub-off, a method of pattern drafting used by fashion and costume industry professionals that traces an existing garment or accessory without deconstructing or damaging it. She starts with the basics, outlining two rub-off methods – tracing onto paper or draping with fabric – and explaining essential tools, materials, and sewing techniques. She then shows how to duplicate a skirt, a dress, a blouse, and a handbag, from rubbing-off the original, to creating the pattern, to cutting and sewing the new version, to making adjustments and incorporating a variety of other elements and details – not only refreshing your favorite fashions but replenishing your whole wardrobe with brand-new looks.

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