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How to Make a Pattern from a Favorite Garment

How to Make a Pattern from a Favorite Garment
Question: Can I create a pattern from a favorite dress, blouse, or skirt without taking the original apart? Answer: It can be done -- and it only takes patience and a few tools! This tutorial is for folks who have a garment they'd love to reproduce as closely as possible. We've all had a favorite dress or blouse that fit us just right, haven't we? We wear it for years until it is almost worn out, and then we mourn the fact that we can't buy a replacement, since the design has long since been retired from the original store or catalogue. So what's an seamstress to do?

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