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Topic: Professional Tips: Preparing patterns and Tracing  (Read 951 times)
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Matrish
« on: November 12, 2012 05:28:26 AM »

I've got several bought clothing patterns that are next on my list of items to make. I have followed patterns to make clothing before, but I'm looking to get more professional results this time around. 

I'd like to know if anyone knows of a great tute explaining the detail on how to use bought patterns or clothing sewing.

Specifically, I'll be starting with pattern preparation, cutting the pattern out, tracing the pattern and cutting material. In the past I've sewn some pretty basic Easy to Sew patterns, but did not learn the little specifics that might be obvious to more experienced seamstresses.  Any pointers, advice, or sites you can point me to. I'd like to learn the "right" way.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012 09:31:19 AM »

You may find some of these tutorials to be useful, especially Using a Commercial Sewing Pattern.

I would also recommend joining Pattern Review so that you can find pattern-specific information regarding modifications, weird instructions, and many, many threads of tips, techniques and conundrum-solving.
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Matrish
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012 09:51:48 AM »

Thank you Alexus for the links. I'll dive right in.
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String_Of_Cranes
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012 11:02:51 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorPincushion goes through several patterns step by step.
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Matrish
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012 03:50:33 PM »

Great! Thanks for the link!
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