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06-10-2005
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Hi Seth! I'm going to move this to personal style... I think you would get more help there There's also a sewing thread that might have some info in it, but I'm going to keep this as a separate topic, too

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Or it might possibly go in the Careers area?

What I know about sewing would fit in a very small thimble, but is that stopping me from opening my mouth to give you advice? I didn't think so :p

Would a good way to learn be to buy a commercial pattern for a similar pair of pants or whatever and make them up? Then you could see how it all works and start altering the pattern to get what you want ...

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Or it might possibly go in the Careers area?

What I know about sewing would fit in a very small thimble, but is that stopping me from opening my mouth to give you advice? I didn't think so :p

Would a good way to learn be to buy a commercial pattern for a similar pair of pants or whatever and make them up? Then you could see how it all works and start altering the pattern to get what you want ...
Hm, I tired that but it didn't seem to help me too much. I figured out how it all works... but lets say I want to create a custom pair of pants for a model. I guess I'd need to take measurements, then cut the cloth to the right size? But how do I do the measurements? I am not sure how it all works.

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i would do a pattern cutting course because to be truly honest it is difficult!

taking the measurements is one step. the next being to create the pattern this involves using a pattern square and alot of patience as it takes time to get things right and if one bit goes wrong its likely that i can all go wrong!

this is only what people have told me since i havent started pattern cutting yet! but everyone i have talked to who are learning it say its hard! but i supose when you learn the basics it becomes easier!

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A help in T-shirt pattern
Hello all! I am going to make my own T-shirt, but I need a pattern to sew. Anyone have some T-shirt pattern pictures so that I can look and sew? I think it is called size specifications. Any help?

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you can always create your own pattern by taking lead from measuring a fave t-shirt of yours and improvise from there..

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you could do as lena said and take measurements off a t-shirt you already have and use those.

or alternatively deconstruct a shirt you already have and use it as a template/pattern

hope thats of some help

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Pattern making help
Im trying to make a pattern for a jacket & was just wondering if anyone could help me disect/draw the shapes from photos? Im having problems figuring out a couple of the shapes. It looks like it might be made up of 3 shapes...a bottom/waist piece (which might be divided into 3 pieces), middle piece with arms attached & collar drape piece. Heres some pics... Sorry the insert image isnt working for me so I have to put links (pics from olsen-files.net).
Thanks so much for the help.


http://www.olsen-files.com/pictures/albums/candids/2007/december/40/normal_004.jpg

http://www.olsen-files.com/pictures/albums/candids/2007/december/40/normal_003.jpg

http://www.olsen-files.com/pictures/albums/candids/2007/december/34/normal_016.jpg

http://www.olsen-files.com/pictures/albums/candids/2007/december/33/normal_02.jpg

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Just use this pattern, It's Yamamoto and it's pretty similar. It sounds like you have little experience and this would be easier for you to figure out. Just make the collar piece wider so it folds over and it should be close.

The pattern is free.

http://www.showstudio.com/projects/d.../download.html

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^that is so cool! Now I want to make it too!

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To me it seems like its a regular blazer but with a really wide collar, also in the first two pics the cleaveage looks really low like almost on the waistline so the collar really covers the whole chest area and make the sleeves a lot longer so they can fold and thats it. good luck!

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i know what it is , it is a Low Notch Collar , but the proportions of the collar are extreme. Check out the pattern making book by Helen Joseph armstrong under collars. and the bottom part is overlapped , so you can actually draft it as a double breasted bodice but just below the collar .

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scaling up a pattern / pattern grading
Hello!

I found this patternmaking technique on fashion-incubator
It's wrapping yourself in saran wrap, marking the seam lines, etc. and using those as patterns


It says in the instructions I should scale the pattern up 2 inches (for ease, etc.). Do I have to add 2 inches to every measurement, like shoulder-length, etc.

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I have a patternmaking book that has a few pages on the back about enlarging patterns. It just has pictures like these (at the top)



I was thinking if I drew those rays from the apex spot,
I could just mark it at 2 inches
Would that be alright?

The patterns that I created from the plastic wrap are quite curvy though (bottom part of the image)
At the top image, the front center is straight
My front center is curved...

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wow that's sort of amazing.

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