Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pattern Drafting

It has been over 10 years since I last drafted a pattern. My memories of pattern drafting were of lots of math and rulers and frustration.

So I did what any self-respecting seamstress would do and sought help.

Tea for fortification, and a book with all the answers. It is a combo that has seen me through many a problem.

My go-to helper on this type of work is this book- The Costume Technician's Handbook. I got it in college for costume design, and it has yet to fail me. A lot of patterning books move on from there to give you a lot of ideas and other options, but for the basics, this is just so super-easy to follow along that I love it.

Actually, the pattern drafting was surprisingly easy. I'd say I whipped out my block in about 45 minutes, excluding the time I stared longingly at Damon Salvatore.

I haven't yet created my block to see how badly I've done, but I'm fairly confident that if my measurements are good, then this should work. Reasonably delighted with myself on this.

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