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Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Suzy Furrer
Beautiful necklines and finishing details are the mark of an excellent patternmaker. Learn to draft an array of flattering necklines and finishing flourishes.
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Design desirable, original garments by manipulating darts and silhouettes. Create tops, dresses, jackets and more with inspired looks that ready-to-wear can't touch.
Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer
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Expand your patternmaking prowess. Arm your wardrobe with custom style as you draft a collection of perfect-fitting sleeves for blouses, dresses, jackets and coats.
Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer
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Take your patternmaking skills all the way to the top. Learn to draft nine collar variations, finishing details and two types of button plackets.
Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer
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