SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Sewing Machines > my favorite patterns ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
my favorite patterns
woole bully

woole bully
Intermediate
Member since 8/9/06
Posts: 102
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 3/25/13 6:55 AM

ever have a pattern you keep going back to? i do and sad to say the pattern is one i made from a RTW shirt not the big 4 pattern companies. my problem with most patterns is that once i have made all my alterations there isn't much left of the pattern! i am tall, broad shouldered, long arms, legs. square shoulders and the middle age spread has started. whew! so when i find something that 'FITS' i go for it! i also have a RTW ITY dress bought for $9 last summer...made a pattern from that too!

------
be yourself; everyone else is already taken: oscar wilde

s.gopalan
s.gopalan
Advanced Beginner
California USA
Member since 10/27/06
Posts: 233
Send Message

      



In reply to woole bully <<


Date: 3/25/13 11:58 AM

Could you please share with us the technique of how you made a pattern from your RTW? Seems to me to be a little easier than trying to make multiple alterations to a pattern. Thanks

------
usis

lauraborealis
lauraborealis  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Colorado USA
Member since 11/5/04
Posts: 217
Send Message

      



Date: 3/25/13 1:49 PM

After seeing this t-shirt on Supereggplant, I bought the pattern. Like Mariko, I bought the bodysuit version, I just don't use the panty pieces. And since she'd mentioned in another post that it runs small, I cut a large (I typically cut a 14 or a medium in US sizes, 40 in Burda). I've now made it 5 times as a basic, with a sequined front overlay and to create the "Breton Rose" top from Cloth Summer 2011. Love.

-- Edited on 3/25/13 1:53 PM --

woole bully

woole bully
Intermediate
Member since 8/9/06
Posts: 102
Send Message

      



Date: 3/26/13 8:10 AM

to make a pattern from RTW you must first make sure that the pattern of the RTW is not too 'much'. not too much in terms of the number of pattern pieces. sometimes when i have made a pattern i have to look at the RTW and try to figure out what the next step is so the few pieces the better. i just lay the RTW over tracing paper or newspp and stick pins down along the seam lines of each piece of the pattern. if there are darts i mark them and make the corresponding adjustments to the seam lines. have had good success!

------
be yourself; everyone else is already taken: oscar wilde

woole bully

woole bully
Intermediate
Member since 8/9/06
Posts: 102
Send Message

      



Date: 3/26/13 8:13 AM

the first time i had everdone this was in college. i belonged to a fencing team and being the only girl they didn't have a fencing jacket for me. i took apart a t-shirt that fitted well without being stretched and used that for the jacket. turned out great!

------
be yourself; everyone else is already taken: oscar wilde

s.gopalan
s.gopalan
Advanced Beginner
California USA
Member since 10/27/06
Posts: 233
Send Message

      



In reply to woole bully <<


Date: 3/26/13 12:02 PM

Thanks for your prompt response.In my country, the professional tailors can make a beautifully finished garment from an RTW which would fit better than one made by a non professional using meticulous pattern alteration methods!

------
usis

marymary86
marymary86
Intermediate
Georgia USA
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 3239
Send Message

      



In reply to s.gopalan <<


Date: 3/26/13 9:35 PM

What country are you from? I'd love to hear more!

------
Mary


Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> my favorite patterns

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Class Details

Vogue Patterns 8854

photo
by: Graca

Review
You Sew Girl 90mm Barrel Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 90mm Barrel Purse Pattern

More Info
Favorite Things Uptown Coat Pattern

Favorite Things Uptown Coat Pattern

More Info

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.