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The moulage is the foundation of the couture pattern drafting system taught by the Ecole Guerre-Lavigne in Paris. This is a system of measuring the figure, calculating, and drafting a pattern that will fit the torso like a second skin, incorporating any of the infinite variations of shape the human figure can take.

The book starts out with an introduction and some history of the development of pattern drafting systems. This is followed by a discussion of the proper way to measure the figure, for this system. The CD-ROM, which is made for QuickTime Player, shows a video demonstration of these measurements.

Finally A discussion of how to use your sloper to check a commercial pattern will enable you to use this tool as a fitting aid, making it easier to adjust patterns to your figure.

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Once you get your slopers, you will need a sleeve. This book continues with the Ecole Guerre-Lavigne system of couture pattern drafting, to draft the three most basic set-in sleeves: Shirt sleeve, fitted sleeve with elbow dart, and two-part tailored sleeve.

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Advanced sleeve picks up where The Basic Sleeve leaves off. Using the drafts from The Basic Sleeve as a starting point, first covered are the more advanced set-in sleeves, like puffed sleeves, leg-o-mutton, bell, square-cut, and emmanchure bateau. From there, how to draft the different raglan sleeves are demonstrated. Finally, the book covers the kimono sleeves (those cut-as-one with the bodice) and gussets. At the end of each section, a discussion of common adjustments is given.

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Trouser Draft discusses the system of drafting trousers (for men and women) from measurements. After taking the proper measurements (which is covered in the text, as well as on the video on the CD), we cover calculations for the draft, and drafting the trouser. Once the trouser is drafted and made, the next section of the book covers common adjustments that might need to be made to the test garment, to ensure proper fit. Finally, after a well-fitting trouser has been made, the directions for adding style, such as pleats, pockets, waistbands, and the like, are included. The object of this book is to give the information to make any type of trouser you desire.

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