The Magic Pattern Book by Amy Barickman
The Magic Pattern Book features 6 magic patterns that can be transformed into 216 different looks. Complete with beautiful full-color photos, step-by-step instructions and a CD of printable patterns, this easy-to-follow guide shows how 6 patterns x 6 looks x 6 fabric suggestions for each look results in a complete wardrobe.
So what is a magic pattern? It is a single master pattern that can be transformed into many different styles—for example, a single basic skirt pattern can create an A-line skirt, a maxi skirt, a pleated hem skirt, a pencil wrap skirt, a flared bias skirt, and a ruffled mini.
Each pattern comes with six fabric suggestions and can be made to fit sizes S - 2XL. Many can even be crafted with repurposed fabrics such as menswear or denim jeans. Overviews of fabric types and preparation, plus basic sewing, alteration, and finishing techniques are also included, making The Magic Pattern Book a reference that readers will turn to again & again. Inspired by the first lady of fashion Mary Brooks Picken's belief that each design is like a different woman, Amy has playfully named each pattern variation and given it distinct personality - that is, until the reader stitches her own identity into it! And as fashions evolve, each design can easily be tweaked and changed - all you need is a little creativity. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAMPLES PAGES FROM THE BOOK!
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The Magic Pattern Book includes:The Tank Top