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Breaking the Pattern: A Modern Way to Sew

Breaking the Pattern: A Modern Way to Sew

Current price: $35.00
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Quadrille Publishing


Scandinavian fashion has long been admired for its stylish, clean-lined, interesting cuts and aesthetic. Breaking the Pattern is the first authentic dressmaking book that showcases the beauty and uniqueness of Scandinavian style. Complete with stunning photography, clear illustrations and instructions this book will show you how to create a coherent capsule wardrobe – complete with a collection of 10 garments that are easy to make, wear, and combine with each other.

From the Finnish sewing duo behind the dressmaking fashion label Named, Laura and Saara offer up an enticing selection of tops, dresses, skirt and trousers for the modern seamstress. You will build your skills as you work through the book and with plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there's lots of room for you to add your own personal touches and quirks to each design.

Taking you beyond the patterns featured in this book, Breaking the Pattern will inspire you to not only build on your sewing repertoire but to grow in confidence with your own sewing. Patterns come in a range of sizes from US sizes 4 to 16, with concise information of measuring yourself and finding the perfect fit. Full size pattern sheets are included in this neat package, perfect for the contemporary dressmaker.

About the Author

Named is a Finnish indie fashion label initiated by sisters and designers Saara and Laura Huhta, founded in August 2013. The duo decided to combine their skills in 2013 and create a line of clothing patterns that are not only fun to sew, but also fashion-forward. Both of the sisters have been passionate about dressmaking since an early age and were taught how to sew by their mother, who was a seamstress herself. Creating their own patterns felt like a natural step for the duo, and they now launch two eagerly anticipated collections a year. With each collection released they aim to bring a new perspective to making your own clothes and to support ethical and ecological consuming in reaction to the fast fashion clothing industry. The brand's popularity has grown over the past three and a half years as they have solidly established themselves within the dressmaking community.