Have you ever shopped for clothes and thought, "Oh, this dress would have been perfect had they not added the trim, ruffles, and pleats" or "If only this skirt had a little more room in the hips. Clothes never fit my unique shape?". Perhaps you love to sew and have purchased patterns that did not quite live up to your level of creativity. Well, if you like to design your own clothes for yourself and/or others, Patterned After Me: Your Introduction to Personal Patternmaking offers simplified methods to create an infinite number of styles for shirts, skirts, and dresses. Learn the basics of taking measurements and making a personal sloper from which all patterns are created that conforms to your body and no one else s. Even if you have never designed or sewn a garment before, these step-by-step instructions and illustrations will have you creating beautiful patterns in no time. Adua Celentano, professor and entrepreneur, has partnered with former student Lolita Johnson to provide the foundation of basic personal patternmaking. Patterned After Me is written from the student s perspective, based on methods perfected by Adua in her many years as a professor and designer for her own company, Adua Inc., in New York. In essence, it is a peer-to-peer introduction that will prepare you for intermediate and advanced techniques in the future. Experience the amazing feeling when a beautiful design conceptualized by you comes to life through personal patternmaking.