SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Vogue 8815

Here's what you'll learn:

  1. Distinguishing between different types of leather
  2. How to select and how much to buy for your project
  3. Choosing patterns
  4. Supplies and industry tips and tricks to sew with leather
  5. Seams
    • Basic
    • Flat-felled
    • Lapped
    • Cut-edge Lapped
  6. Darts
    • Classic
    • Overlap
    • Slot
  7. How to sew flaps and collars and cuffs
  8. Sewing the Peplum top
    • Cutting and Marking on Leather
    • Staying Leather
    • Pressing Leather
    • Sewing Darts
    • Inserting Zipper
    • Finishing
  9. Bonus: A 29 page PDF document showing step by step photos of all the different types of darts and seams. ">Leather 101 Online Sewing Class

Tips & Techniques > Learning pattern drafting from patterns

Viewed 5360 times
Posted by: ryansmumAria
photo

 
 
About ryansmumAria starstarstar
CA USA
Member since: 7/29/05
Reviews written: 135
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 34 people
tips added: 96
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 9/18/10 3:52 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 16 people   
If you are interested in pattern alterations try studying a pattern you already have. (Not all are perfectly drafted but you can still learn from them).

Usually your back pattern piece is larger than your front but by how much?

See how much deeper the center front point at the hemline is than your sides. Become familiar with how a hemline is shaped. Usually it's bowed so cf is a deeper by 1/2 inch to accomodate bustline. Maybe you need more.

Notice the slant of the shoulders and the width.

See how much ease is in your sleeve by walking your sleeve pattern along the edges of your armhole.

How deep is your armhole.

Compare it to one of your favorite best fitting tops that is of similar shape. Which size is closest to that top - is it several sizes?

You need to become intimate with your patterns and make them your friends by spending time getting to really know them.

Do this often enough and one day you will be able to just look at a pattern and know instinctively what needs to be altered...

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


9 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Kirstenw said... (9/26/10 11:18 AM) Reply
Great tip, I draft most of my own patterns and have so much to learn, this would be an excellent way to learn from people who are actually experts, thank you
monijo said... (9/20/10 3:21 AM) Reply
This is solid information. Set aside an afternoon or evening to go through the ritual of basic measuring. It will be well worth it.
Elaine Dougan said... (9/19/10 9:22 AM) Reply
Thanks for this great tip.
Elaine Dougan said... (9/19/10 9:21 AM) Reply
Thanks for this great tip.
Elaine Dougan said... (9/19/10 9:21 AM) Reply
Thanks for this tip.
Elaine Dougan said... (9/19/10 9:21 AM) Reply
Thanks for this tip.
Elaine Dougan said... (9/19/10 9:21 AM) Reply
Thanks for this tip.
TiffanyN said... (9/19/10 0:13 AM) Reply
Great tip!
Gildarose said... (9/18/10 9:16 AM) Reply
Thank you! This is very helpful!
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Sewing Workshop San Francisco Coat Pattern

Sewing Workshop San Francisco Coat Pattern

Pattern Details
SewBaby Baby Doll Puppet Pattern

SewBaby  Baby Doll Puppet  Pattern

Pattern Details

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

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.