Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified by Cal Patch

By Cal Patch

If you’ve ever watched Project Runway and needed you have been a contestant, or you’re easily able to take your stitching to a brand new point, Design-It-Yourself outfits teaches you the basics of contemporary patternmaking so you, too, can create your individual encouraged clothing.

Until now, the aspiring DIY fashionista has been hard-pressed to discover self-teaching instruments except dry textbooks or books with superseded seems to be. eventually, in Design-It-Yourself Clothes, former city clothing stores dressmaker Cal Patch brings her younger aesthetic to a how-to ebook. to be able to put on anything you can’t locate on shop racks and make outfits that specific your personal type, or if you’ve reached a stitching plateau and need so as to add trend drafting in your repertoire, Design-It-Yourself Clothes is the e-book you've been ready for.

In 5 key tasks (each with 4 variations)–a perfect-fitting gown, T-shirt, button-down blouse, A-line skirt, and pants–Patch stocks the paintings of patternmaking. At its middle, it’s a lot easier than you're thinking that. Patch covers every thing an intermediate sewer must understand for you to turn into a wonderful dressmaker, from designing the styles, taking your individual measurements, and selecting materials to truly stitching the garments. additionally, you will the way to stylize styles by utilizing darts, waistbands, patch wallet, and ruffles. Patch bargains information, factors, thoughts, and workouts all through that may make the layout technique that a lot easier.

But in addition to exhibiting you ways to create garments from scratch, she additionally teaches you the way to rub off styles from latest clothing–so in case you have a couple of pants that you just love yet are tired, otherwise you have your eye on a section within the shop with a prohibitive price ticket, you could work out the right way to get the appearance you will want through the use of your individual palms.

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What type of sport do you like? Vitor: Eu caminho muito. eh-ooh kah-meen-yoh moh-ee-toh. I walk a lot. Danilo: Você não joga futebol? voh-seh nah-ooh zhoh-gah foo-chee-bah-ooh? You don’t play soccer? Vitor: Só às vezes. soh ahz veh-zeez. Only sometimes. 29 30 Part I: Getting Started Words to Know que kee what tipo chee-poo type esporte eh-spoh-chee sport gosta goh-stah you like caminho kah-ming-yoh I walk muito moh-ee-toh a lot e ee and não nah-ooh no/not joga zhoh-gah play futebol foo-chee-bah-ooh soccer só soh only às vezes ahz veh-zeez sometimes Using the -er and -ir verbs Conjugating regular -er and -ir verbs isn’t difficult.

Chapter 3: Oi! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Talkin’ the Talk Tatiana (tah-chee-ah-nah) is deep in the Amazon, getting settled at her jungle lodge. She’s meeting her tour guide, Lucas (loo-kahs), for the first time. He’s a young guy from the area. Notice how Tatiana calls Lucas você and he calls her Senhora. Caipirinha (kahee-pee-ring-yah), by the way, is Brazil’s national drink; it’s made from sugarcane liquor, lime, and sugar. (Track 4) Tatiana: Olá, você é o guia? oh-lah, voh-seh eh ooh gee-ah?

Onda (ohn-dah) (wave) ✓ ontem (ohn-tang) (yesterday) At the end of a word, though, it usually sounds like ooh: ✓ Gramado (grah-mah-dooh), a city in Rio Grande do Sul state that’s famous for its film festival ✓ tudo (too-dooh) (everything/all) The o also comes with a hat (the circumflex) on it (ô), which makes an oh sound. The accent mark doesn’t change the pronunciation of the letter. ✓ Alô? ) ✓ ônibus (oh-nee-boos) (bus) The letter U The u has an ooh sound: ✓ ou (ooh) (or) ✓ urso (ooh-soo) (bear) ✓ útil (ooh-chee-ooh) (useful) Differentiating Regional Accents The Portuguese pronunciation I describe in this book works for most of Brazil, and it’s certainly understandable to any Brazilian.

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