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Posted on: 6/22/07 2:29 PM
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When I start getting creative about a new pattern I will try out ideas on the line drawing of that view. On the instruction sheet there is always a line drawing, front and back, of each view. Make a photocopy of this, increasing the size and trying to get the line drawing as large as possible. Make a number of copies to play with. You can then sketch patterns from possible fabrics like stripes, flowers, etc., whatever is on the fabric you might use. Colored markers can help. You can also sketch in embellishments like an embroidery motif you are thinking of using. You can draw in changes or modifications you are thinking about. This is a good preview and will help you make design choices. The line drawing is much more accurate than the fashion drawing on the front which is usually elongated and stylized.

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ryansmumAria said... (8/12/07 12:10 PM) Reply
GREAT idea!!
SewTwin said... (7/9/07 6:20 PM) Reply
Yea for the tip! I am starting a SWAP, and was going to use the regular pictures.This will really help the process. Thanks.
AnneM said... (7/1/07 1:12 PM) Reply
That is a wonderful idea, and a great way to get more out of the patterns we already went through the trouble of fitting!
OP Gal said... (6/23/07 8:13 PM) Reply
Great idea. I wouldn't have thought of doing that. Thanks.
ktsews2 said... (6/23/07 3:57 PM) Reply
Very, very clever, an outstanding tip that I will try. Thanx
CSM--Carla said... (6/23/07 2:32 PM) Reply
Love this idea! Thanks marycds! Carla
Elaine Dougan said... (6/23/07 11:03 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great tip.
Patzee said... (6/22/07 7:02 PM) Reply
Terrific tip. I have a difficult time visualising how a print or color combo will work or if I want to add or subtract something from the pattern. This is something I'll definitely do. Thanks!
 
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