New York Trained Fashion Designer Releases Guide for Patternmaking

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Adua Celentano partners with student Lolita Johnson in new book, ‘Patterned After Me’

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Adua Celentano discovered her love for fashion and making clothes at a young age. In the new book, “Patterned After Me: Your Introduction to Personal Patternmaking” (published by Xlibris), the Italy and New York trained fashion designer, entrepreneur and professor guides beginners in the field of clothing design and sewing.

Celentano 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 Celentano in her many years as a professor and designer for her own company, Adua Inc., in New York.

It was Celentano and Johnson’s desire to ensure that the readers of this book would be able to create personal patterns for themselves and/or others to develop beautiful fashion designs for any size or figure. They wanted to simplify what can ultimately be an intimidating and complicated process by providing step-by-step instructions with helpful tips and tricks.

“We come in all sizes and figures, from svelte to voluptuous and no matter the size, we all have the desire to look and feel fabulous,” Celentano says. “Many times, mass produced garments are developed based on a particular body type. With personal patternmaking, you are essentially making a garment that will fit you and only you, or the person for which you are designing.”

“Patterned After Me” is not simply a reference book, it is an empowering reminder for women to embrace and celebrate their unique figure and style.

“Patterned After Me”
By Adua Celentano with Lolita Johnson
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781503577534
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781503577541
E-Book | 170 pages | ISBN 9781503577558
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Adua Celentano studied fashion design in Italy and moved to New York to study the American style. She is married and has two children. She currently resides in New Jersey.

Lolita Johnson spent over 16 years in the fashion industry, traveling around the world as a brand manager, merchandiser, designer, production manager and sourcing manager.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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