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Title: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on April 28, 2004 11:07:39 AM
ok- here I am with this skill pretty much down pat- I draft a TON of my own patterns, mostly because I can never find exactly what I'm looking for in the pattern books, and because my measurements are so far off from those used in commercial patterns they never fit right.

ANYWAY-

I'm posting this to offer my services to you- craftster members. If there is something you find online or draw up an idea that you want to make but can't find a pattern to utilise, post a pic and description here- I will do my best to draft a pattern and will post the tutorial.

Don't say I never offered YAY!
Think of it as challenging me.
double dog dare if you wish.


Title: Re:Pattern drafting
Post by: ragadyanne400 on May 02, 2004 12:44:09 PM
I see that no one has replied to this, but I just wanted you to know that I book marked this thread and I'll try and thing of a "challenge" for you.


Title: Re:Pattern drafting
Post by: missdior on May 03, 2004 02:00:38 PM
ok this shouldn't be too hard but i have no idea how to go about making it


i'm not sure if the picture is gonna work b/c i have never posted here but here's the link if it doesn't work

http://www.myrebe.com/shopexd.asp?id=157 (http://www.myrebe.com/shopexd.asp?id=157)


Title: Re:Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on May 03, 2004 05:13:03 PM
OMG I see these rag tag skirts every where and in almost every scene- I've been contimplating them for a bit.
It looks like the one in the pic has a stretch knit waistband(yoke) and is double layered- top layer is knife pleated and lower layer is probably just gathered. I have some material laying around that would be perfect for this (and I'm talkin scraps which is cool cause I never can really come up with ways to utilise all the scraps of gorgeous fabric I collect!!!)
Give me a day to finish my current project (corset order YAY- Income!!) and I'll get to work!

'Definately thankful for the challenge, missdior- I need a good push once in a while!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on May 06, 2004 04:38:18 PM
on another site I contribute to, I've been entered into a victorian inspired outfit challenge- don't worry the skirt is first (and I have until august to put my entry outfit pics up) I've got last touches to do to the corset order (grommets) and I'll be engrossed in the skirt probably by tomorrow.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: mango on May 08, 2004 09:51:28 AM
I really like this top, but don't know how to make the collar.

http://www.emilystrange.com/beware/buyorDIE/ScaryTales/stcapsleevepnk.cfm

i found this pattern while searching the internet. http://www.simplygracedesigns.com/collarpp.jpg is this a good start? how would i attach the collar to the shirt?

thanks! :)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: schquimpy on May 08, 2004 12:16:47 PM
i might be able to help a little with that pesky peter pan collar. it's very similar, but it looks like the one you want (emily the strange) is a little flatter on the sides and pointier in the front.  and it looks like the pattern one doesn't meet in the back, so you might wanna adjust it to your liking. i recommend making a mock up and then futzing with it from there. i dread doing collars cause they're a little different everytime. it's sometimes hard to get them to lay flat. to attach the collar you can make a center back point on the shirt that lines up with the one on the collar.

 super cute shirt, i wanna see it when your'e done!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on May 08, 2004 07:56:56 PM
if you find a shirt pattern you like that has a collar on it you can use the collar pattern piece to design your own... I have to figure out how to explain it (will come back to this tomorrow- just got home from work and my brain has shut down)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: kittenkattbrat on May 13, 2004 09:32:26 PM
I wanted to make a long rag skirt also...so whenever you are able to find the time to tackle that, please get back to us!!  (at least, me! I am so very anxious!!!!  ;) )



Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on May 14, 2004 06:31:41 PM
the rag tag short skirt is almost finished- gimme another day to tweek the underlayer. a long once...hmmm... got a pic?  if you're looking for a serious rag skirt, look at this:http://gothfashion.info/x.php?stuff=tatters


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: kittenkattbrat on May 15, 2004 01:18:28 PM
no photo...I had a skirt that looked the way I was thinking of, but so long ago and I gave it to my sister. 

It was only slightly the look I want...
basically, I liked the short skirt that I saw in this chain (is this the one you are making, shade??):

http://www.myrebe.com/shopexd.asp?id=157

I wanted to create something like that but longer, and also, I'm a beginner, so I know the fabrics I picked out before for my last project didn't work because the fabric wasn't working with me. 

I also dont do good with the waist lines yet.

I think many things could be cured simply with a sewing machine, but I see time and time again that my mom will exclaim to me: "Why did you BUY a sewing machine, when I have one in my house on the east coast?"...she can easily go and pick it up, she is over there every weekend, she just doesn't bother looking for it, so it's not over here....so if I buy one, I stab her in the back, and if I ask her to bring it over here any quicker, she gets all touchy.

!!!!!

there's no winning!  but a sewing machine would definitely make my life easier.
!
thanks for the help! I look forward to the photo and tutorial for the shorter skirt ;-)

Kitten


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: bloomeenee on June 11, 2004 08:41:46 AM
I was about to request a handkerchief hem skirt, then I realised the skiry that's already been requested is similar to what I'm looking for... I will wait , shivering in anticipation! :)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on June 11, 2004 09:05:38 AM
hankerchef hem skirts are fairly easy... I have a link to a friend who explains them all too well:

http://gothfashion.info/x.php?stuff=circlepixie

the lil rag tag skirt I was workin on had to be put aside to fill orders off my site... I apologise- I will get back to it soon:)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: unlikely_redhead on July 01, 2004 10:41:11 AM
I will do my best to draft a pattern and will post the tutorial.

out of curiosity, where do you learn to draft patterns? i'd love to learn how


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on July 01, 2004 01:51:37 PM
I learned from books mostly, and experience.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: MamaNeeley on July 01, 2004 08:33:46 PM
Bra help? I'm a 32F (38 full bust) been trying to adapt/create a pattern. Getting sort of close but struggling mightily with the cups and their darts. Any tips or pattern recommendations? Obviously support is very necessary, but lack of bra making experience has me making a modified cami type cup (sort of rounded, tapered triangle with a 3x3.25 dart) out of ease and then deciding from there how to improve support. But tips would be greatly appreciated if you have any bra making/drafting experience.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: BrattyVita on July 01, 2004 09:08:26 PM
I want to make some tight pants.  can you help me?


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on July 02, 2004 07:13:26 AM
haven't drafted any bras...I will look into it and see what I can do...


Tight pants are fairly simple just be sure you choose a fabric with at least a little stretch...

the book a refer back to the most is
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1853687022/qid=1088777586/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-3800555-0018222?v=glance&s=books


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: janie00 on July 31, 2004 11:21:18 AM
ok i really want some lounge pants, or like pajamas,,, i will try to get a pic.. i am new to this uploading pics thing.. so im workin on figuring out how! thanx!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: vanillaxlight on July 31, 2004 04:44:46 PM
ah! I have a simplicity pattern for lounge pants (dont know off hand which it is, but it comes with three different length skirts and three different length pants [short, capri, pant]). I'm having...a lot of trouble with it. I think I messed it up (never made anything but purses before.. so... its hard for me).

So maybe now I can actually get help on it..


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: janie00 on July 31, 2004 09:08:22 PM
ok awesome thanx.. ill try and do what i can!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: vanillaxlight on July 31, 2004 09:59:44 PM
The simplicity pattern I have is 5965. It's fairly simple, but I'm confused on one of the steps. If you've ever followed a pattern or made pants before, it should be easy.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: janie00 on August 01, 2004 05:57:21 PM
ok, thanx! ill check it out!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: mayerlove on September 03, 2004 07:40:10 PM
wowser! i have this bookmarked! how exciting! i am waiting for the rag skirt...


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: whitneyk on September 08, 2004 01:50:04 PM
hrm, seems like myrebe is pretty popular  ;)
well, i'm here to add a request. . .a request for a design similiar to something i found on, hrm you guessed it. . .myrebe.  if you could help, that would be the best.  spending 200+ doesn't look very possible right now!


http://www.myrebe.com/shopexd.asp?id=183


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on September 11, 2004 07:54:30 PM
Bra help? I'm a 32F (38 full bust) been trying to adapt/create a pattern. Getting sort of close but struggling mightily with the cups and their darts. Any tips or pattern recommendations? Obviously support is very necessary, but lack of bra making experience has me making a modified cami type cup (sort of rounded, tapered triangle with a 3x3.25 dart) out of ease and then deciding from there how to improve support. But tips would be greatly appreciated if you have any bra making/drafting experience.


this link may be of interest to you

http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00111.asp


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Meowmi on September 16, 2004 12:06:55 PM
Hi there!

I too would like to learn how to pattern draft. What books would you recommend? I want to make flow-ey dresses and stuff I see in Vogue magazine etc. The pattern books in fabric stores are so humdrum, you know?

Meowmi


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Sexie_Leopard on September 18, 2004 12:17:00 PM
So how would i make a dress like this....



Or have you ever seen a pattern out there for it???  I saw this and just have to make it....but how??!!!!   ???


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: mayerlove on September 18, 2004 03:13:06 PM
That dress looks amazing and i would love how to make it also!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: shade_n_shadow on September 20, 2004 06:52:56 AM
you can make it by modifying this pattern: Butterick 3967




Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Sexie_Leopard on September 20, 2004 07:11:05 AM
i'll try that, thanks... :)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: SarahJo on September 20, 2004 07:22:56 AM
Did the pattern for the rag skirt ever get posted? I've been wanting to try one but am nervous without a guide...


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: hanstar on September 20, 2004 09:44:49 PM
Hi:) I am a newbie from Australia:) and this site is fab (and distracting me from essays!)

I am also really interested in the rag skirt, summer is almost here and I have been wanted to sew some of these skirts for ages:)

MWA


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Laney on September 20, 2004 09:47:24 PM
shade n shadow-- How did you learn to draft your own patterns and could you share some tips?

My goal is to eventually know how to make all of my own clothes but I'm still working on how to make my own patterns that fit exactly to my measurements.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: evlcuddlz on September 21, 2004 11:05:43 AM
I've taken a fashion design class at my local community college.  Before I took the class, I had my mom get me this book as a Christmas gift.
 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321034236/qid=1095789813/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/104-3687673-5985552 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321034236/qid=1095789813/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/104-3687673-5985552)  It's pricey, but it IS a textbook and it happened to be the exact book we used for the class.  You could use the book without the class because the class just basically went through the book and had us following that to make our own slopers.  Once you have a well fitting sloper, you can make anything you want.   


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Laney on September 21, 2004 07:19:08 PM
evlcuddlz-- Thanks! I'm gonna buy that book as soon as I get some money together. Yay!  :D


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Jailin on October 12, 2004 03:16:22 PM
Ok I'm a plus size female, so how would I go about making a pattern for a size 20 to a size 24? Is the pattern even useful to me if it's not my size? not exactley what the post is about sorry.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: mayerlove on October 12, 2004 04:12:08 PM
I'm wondering about making a Fred anda Wilma (from The Flintstones) for my boyfriend and I. I dont want it to be too frumpy looking. If you could help that would be great. (I have 3 yards of white material and 3 yards of orange so far


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: mayerlove on October 12, 2004 04:14:00 PM
Oh yeah, and I also have about 2 yards of white tulle (I think that's what it's called)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on March 29, 2005 11:06:39 AM
Are you near completing the rag skirt pattern? Don't mean to sound rude but would love to know how to make it and some of the links didn't work. If you have any spare time would also love to know how to make a skirt like the bottom of half (don't mind how top of skirt done) this:

;D


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: unlikely_redhead on March 30, 2005 09:12:08 AM
all right y'all, ok, so i'm not shade_n_shadow, but this is something i can help you with!

Ok I'm a plus size female, so how would I go about making a pattern for a size 20 to a size 24? Is the pattern even useful to me if it's not my size? not exactley what the post is about sorry.

Jailin ,
measure yourself (check out: http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=section/fittips/bestguidefit.htm and http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=section/fittips/fitbrochure/reallyknow.htm )

and yes, patterns can be useful to you, even if they aren't your size. i'm a "plus size"  ::) junior, and i have patterns that i've adapted from the collection i had when i was a kid. iall you have to know is where and how to fix what does fit. there is several excellent books on the subject, which i've see nat my public library (but i also own them) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0848714377/103-2092218-8369400

hope that helps!

I'm wondering about making a Fred anda Wilma (from The Flintstones) for my boyfriend and I. I dont want it to be too frumpy looking. If you could help that would be great. (I have 3 yards of white material and 3 yards of orange so far

jm2luver21,
the fred's outfit is mainly a rectangle, with a whole cut out of the top for the head, and triangles cut from the bottom hemline. rounded off triangles are sewed/glues/attacthed in random places, and then he has a bright turquoise tie. grab a tie, and draw around it for the pattern. basically, find a picture to go by, and measure how long you want it to be.

for wilma's dress, it's also a rectangle, but with a diagonal line across the shoulders. i thin kthere is a tutorial somewhere under "reconstructed" clothing for a "one shoulder" shirt. there's also elastic at the waist, and the same triangles cut form the hemline.

ii don't know if it's possible not to make it "frumpy", seeing as how anything with little shaping has a tendency to look "frumpy"

hope that helps!

Are you near completing the rag skirt pattern? Don't mean to sound rude but would love to know how to make it and some of the links didn't work. If you have any spare time would also love to know how to make a skirt like the bottom of half (don't mind how top of skirt done) this:

;D
Randommarble,

the dress/skirt appears to be fitted from the waist, through the hips. i think it's cut on the bias, based upon the way it drapes so nice, but the drape is also based upon the fabric. the funky hemline looks to be what they call "the hankercheif" (hem) but i'm not certain; it's made at different lengths to achive the effect.

on second glance it could possibly be two layers.

well, i don't know how much more kind of detail you want, but i hope that helps.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: missgurle17 on March 30, 2005 11:12:53 AM
I've taken a fashion design class at my local community college.  Before I took the class, I had my mom get me this book as a Christmas gift.
 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321034236/qid=1095789813/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/104-3687673-5985552 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321034236/qid=1095789813/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/104-3687673-5985552)  It's pricey, but it IS a textbook and it happened to be the exact book we used for the class.  You could use the book without the class because the class just basically went through the book and had us following that to make our own slopers.  Once you have a well fitting sloper, you can make anything you want.   

I'm so jealous, my community college only offers, beginner, intermediate, and advance sewing classes (those are actually free community class - which means no credit! blah). And we have a theatre costume class, which doesn't interest me all that much.


shade_n_shadow--you give me hope telling us that you learned on your own! Which books would you suggest? I saw the one you posted before, but any others? Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on March 30, 2005 11:23:13 AM
Thanks unlikely redhead, I may give it a go after I've finished my major project (Simplicity 5724)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: irishprincessbk on March 30, 2005 12:07:02 PM
So how would i make a dress like this....



Or have you ever seen a pattern out there for it???  I saw this and just have to make it....but how??!!!!   ???

i woudl also love how to learn to make that. kinda reminds me of a dress someone in a dinner might wear


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: erindezeeuw on March 30, 2005 12:10:29 PM
There's a quasi-similar pattern here:
http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V2784=x&TI='2784'&page=1

I'll be making it soon, and changing the skirt to a regular circle skirt. I may have some ideas after I do it.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: irishprincessbk on March 30, 2005 01:03:56 PM
hey i was wondering if anyone by chance would be able to help me figure out the pattern fro this dress, it might be hard to figure out becuase of the fake hair that is coving part of the top up, but i tryed to get as many differnt angel shots i could so it woudl be easy







sorry if its too big,

if you coudl help me out, i have a show soon and i need to get as much done as possiable


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: unlikely_redhead on March 30, 2005 09:41:25 PM
from what i can tell, (which isn't much) it's a tank top which is long(er) witha  zipper running down the front. it also appears to have a collar (maybe?) and it appears to eb made out of some sort of vinyl-type fabric. basically, grab a tank top that fits you the way you like, and trace around it. then, add a few inches, until it's desire length. add an aditional inch approx, for the zipper to the front piece only. trace around a collar of a button-down shirt, and attach it.

although, on closer inspection, i could be wrong about it all.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: irishprincessbk on March 30, 2005 10:22:03 PM
thats dose sound like it will work, and it dose have a collar on it, i know the pictures arnt that great.

thanks for the help.

so tank top with a dress shirt collar on it, basically then i need a few adjustments

awsome thanks


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: irishprincessbk on April 17, 2005 07:56:47 PM
hey would anyone know were i could get that fabirc by chance


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: wdng_gal on April 18, 2005 07:25:30 PM
can you help me track down a pattern to work from for this party dress? i'd like to get as close to this as possible, including the bead work. thanks!!

http://www.rampage.com/items.asp?deptid=24&itemid=7712


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on April 19, 2005 02:43:05 PM
Not sure if this is what u want but most pattern companies have a princess line dress or bodice. It looks like a simple A line skirt and a ribbon sash to cover the seam. I'm not sure how to do the beading and it also has a crinoline underskirt - not sure how easy u will find it to get crinoline but you could prob replace with a net underskirt or something. This actually seems v. cheap for a dress like this but I guess you Americans do loads of thrifting. It is prob. cheaper to buy clothes from a supermarket than from a charity shop over here.  Hope this was some help.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: emear on April 22, 2005 08:53:32 AM
Okay, so I have seen these awesome skirt/dresses in instyle and at girlshop for $230.  It seems like they'd be easy to make but I thought maybe you could give me an idea of yardage and how to go about making it.  Thanks a bunch!


http://www.girlshop.com/shop/girls/catalog/product.asp?pf%5Fid=BTR%2DWRAP%2DD&bt=btr

http://www.girlshop.com/shop/girls/catalog/product.asp?pf%5Fid=BTR%2DTRICOLOR%2DD&bt=btr


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on April 22, 2005 09:29:09 AM
that's really cool, but i'm a little confused with the drapes and how they create the little sleeves etc.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: jujubecraftin on April 22, 2005 09:52:38 AM
It seems to me that this is two pieces, one which is an A-line skirt that is long enough it can be a skirt or pulled up to be a dress.  and the second piece seems to be just a long piece of the same kind of stretchy fabric which you wrap around the skirt/dress to give it some pizzazz.  But i could be wrong.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: unlikely_redhead on May 09, 2005 01:42:17 PM
can you help me track down a pattern to work from for this party dress? i'd like to get as close to this as possible, including the bead work. thanks!!

http://www.rampage.com/items.asp?deptid=24&itemid=7712

it's actually not that difficult really. it's a fitted top, with a back zip with darts and princess seams. the attached skirt is simple a-line. there's a ribbon, and a liner of Crinoline. the added bonus is they tell you how long it is. the only thing that would be diffcult to replicate would be the beaded aplique. no clue what to do for that.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: moody1210 on May 29, 2005 03:01:21 AM
http://www.roxy.com/?pageID=2218    do u know how to make these???????????????


Title: Re: Pattern drafting -- simple dress
Post by: wdng_gal on June 02, 2005 05:04:51 PM
Could someone help me find (or draft) a pattern for this simple dress. I can't find it in the color I want (pale lavendar) and I'd also like to add some beadwork or silver thread to spice it up. Any help you can provide will be highly appreciated!



Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on June 03, 2005 03:32:13 PM
The picture is a little unclear, but is this the style you were looking for?

http://www.simplicity.com/assets/4994/4994.jpg

It's simplicity 4994. (as you can kind of tell from the address)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: wdng_gal on June 06, 2005 06:15:22 AM
the 4994 isn't quite the same, but it's nice too. thank you for pointing it out! i'm putting it in my "could work" pile.

i think the difference is in the stomach area -- i'd like something that will add some structure/control to the tummy. any other advice/patterns will be appreciated!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: okia419 on June 09, 2005 08:35:16 PM
I've actually had a different thread up for a while, trying to figure something out - perhaps you could help. 

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37564.msg327416#msg327416

If you have any idea on how to make that, please respond.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: americandemockracy on June 23, 2005 02:17:07 PM
... I'm all for this skirt... but $200 is ridiculous. http://www.myrebe.com/shopexd.asp?id=240


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: mayerlove on June 25, 2005 08:35:50 PM
WHO would pay 200 for that? i usually throw thing together, so this might sound shaky. i would get about three yards of the main color, and cut off a section widthwise. hazzardly wrap it around your waist, pin, take it off and sew it. take the rest of the material, gather it, and sew it to the waistband. add lace to the bottom. you could throw a zipper in there.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: unlikely_redhead on June 30, 2005 09:10:58 AM
this is a marker-on-printer-paper lame-ass tutorial i did in three minutes, and it probably doesn't make sense, but here's my take on that "karin skirt" by my rebe:



ok, to explain what my tutorial left out:

1) cut two wasitband/yoke peices, gather them at the sides
2) install a zipper
3) hem top edge of yoke. bleh. whatever i don't know how
4) cut a wonky shaped true skirt. i don't know if the triangle would be taken from just the yoke, or the true skirt too. it's hard to tell from a picture. just do whatever.
5) gather top edge of "true skirt" (this is the largest piece)
6) attach the gathered "true skirt" to the waistabnd/yoke bottom edge.
7) cut those weird "false skirt" pieces. the second layer one looks like it's triangular shaped. basically, the missing piece of the wonky hemline of the true skirt. the other is probably a real rectangle.
8) do yourself a favor and attach the lace in such a way, that you are actually hemming the false skirts too. trust me, it works. just think about it.
9) before you attack the lace for the true skirt, you have to fiddle and attach the false skirts and the lace at the same time. ok, that makes no sense. again, it's like attaching the lace and hemming at the same time, only there is three layers.
10) look at your knock-off skirt, and wonder why you followed this tutorial that some 19 year old who is always cussing at her own sewing skills made in three minutes before heading off to work.

 ::) gee, maybe i should have tried to amek a mini-mock up of this first.

 :o oh! yeh, make a mini mock up first. make it like, american girl-doll sized. that's how i learned to screw up--err sew-- my own clothes from wonky patterns i made myself.

show my pictures if you try to follow this.  ;D


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: mayerlove on June 30, 2005 11:06:45 AM
So who wants to help me?

p 209 of Teen Vogue: patchwork dress(#27 i believe). the shape is like this: http://store.nordstrom.com/product/product.asp?styleid=2847492&category=2378467~2378483~2377032&PrevStyleID=2831564&NextStyleID=2852116
but the rest of the dress is less swing-y.

the material is patchwork, kind of like a quilt. should i sew pieces together? i think this might be too bunchy, but i'm not sure.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: XOcrazy4uXO on July 02, 2005 09:01:11 AM
***PLEASE HELP ME!!!***
thank you thank you thank you!! you are the exact type of person i've been looking for!

you might think this is super-easy and that anyone could do it, but im not good at making my own patterns so i'm hoping you'd be kind enough to help me out!

i want to make a metallic hobo bag. please search the craftster forum for "metallic hobo" and you will see a post by mingaling for a "HOT metallic hobo". (there's only a couple posts under that search). I want a pattern just like her's...she posted a tut. but nothing about the pattern.

if you could make me a pattern i'd GREATLY appreciate it!!
thnks so much   :D


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: americandemockracy on July 09, 2005 04:43:43 PM
I'm trying to draft out this pattern, because I detest vogue patterns.

as of now, it's pretty slow going.

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V8020=x&TI=20009&page=1

Edit:: Whew, question.

The whole dress is kind of a line. How do I continue that with the pleats?

It's almost like a really big circle skirt with pleats.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: indie33 on July 18, 2005 01:03:16 PM
I have been looking all over for either a pattern or instructions for making a ballet top/blouse. I dont have a picture but most people know what I am talking about. (capped sleeves and or boat neck) I am tall so I need shirts that are long, like reaching down to my hips..
any help...
also I was wondering how you would reconstruct it from an existing shirt...
one or the other would help, I am clueless.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: JugeeShady on July 22, 2005 04:40:03 PM
I would like the pattern to this bag right here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35575.0 I hope you can do it because i love this bag.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on January 29, 2006 10:23:19 AM
lol-lol : A few questions (random order, I think after I type generally)
1. Do you want it stretchy or fitted like a corset?
2. If possible can you post a larger picture or put on the annotation on computer to make it a little easier to read.
3. Is the top and skirt connected?
4. Is there significance to the zigzag across the top of the skirt piece?
5. On the shoulder bit, are the triangle/teardrop shaped bits creases or applique or holes?

I may be able to help a little if these question are answered. Whatever you come up with pattern wise, I suggest a mock up of cheap material first. I think the skirt piece may be a different shape at the bottom to what you have sketched, more sort of bloated at the end to create the train.

btw. love the design, especially with the top hat :)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Notamermaid on February 02, 2006 06:16:00 AM
I'm trying to draft out this pattern, because I detest vogue patterns.

as of now, it's pretty slow going.

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V8020=x&TI=20009&page=1 (http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V8020=x&TI=20009&page=1)

Edit:: Whew, question.

The whole dress is kind of a line. How do I continue that with the pleats?

It's almost like a really big circle skirt with pleats.

I actually have that pattern (although I didn't make that view). Its basically a LONG bodice that hits at the hip, and then you attach nice deep pleats to the circumference of the bodice bottom. Hope that helps.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on February 02, 2006 09:49:02 AM
lol-lol : The best way to do this, I would have thought, would be to get a oneshouldered pattern if you can spare the expense, as the shape needs to fit well so it does not slip. Alternatively, you could use a clear strap to make sure it stays up properly and draft the top itself.

To compensate for the pleats you could either
a) turn the skirt the other way so the higher bit attaches to where the pleats are or
b) cut a slit near the bottom of the top pattern and stick a large triangle in which you will make the pleats with (extra material)

Make sure you allow plenty of material and make the dress wide enough. Perhaps compare with a well fitting tee and remember to add seam allowances.
I'm not sure what else to suggest. Hope this sort of makes sense. Good Luck

Randommarble.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: lol-lol on February 03, 2006 12:42:17 AM
thankyou  very muchly randommarble, hopefully, i can pull everyones great advice together to make this thing perfect!


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: sn0wgurl on February 11, 2006 01:05:18 PM
Wow that's so generous.... 

I fell in love with this fitted blazer. 

I want to make this!  :)

More views can be seen here...http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?iProductID=11097&iMainCat=26&iSubCat=339&itemType=PRODUCT&ANSA=0&ATBOCO=0&ATBCCO=0&add=yes&rfx_catalog_name=&rfx_firstpage=&src=&addToWishList=false&options0=5385&options0=4762&qty0=1&productid0=11097&contactid0=0&pName0=Item+%23+11603313%2C+diesel+fitted+cotton+blazer&Counter=1&Add+to+Basket.x=27&Add+to+Basket.y=10 (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?iProductID=11097&iMainCat=26&iSubCat=339&itemType=PRODUCT&ANSA=0&ATBOCO=0&ATBCCO=0&add=yes&rfx_catalog_name=&rfx_firstpage=&src=&addToWishList=false&options0=5385&options0=4762&qty0=1&productid0=11097&contactid0=0&pName0=Item+%23+11603313%2C+diesel+fitted+cotton+blazer&Counter=1&Add+to+Basket.x=27&Add+to+Basket.y=10)
I was thinking I could alter a blazer pattern with a peplum waist and adjust the lapels but not sure the best way to go about this.  Ideas? 

Thanks for your help guys! 


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: Randommarble on February 12, 2006 12:39:14 AM
Sorry I do not know what a peplum waist is. If you want it to be just like the original you need to take notice of the darts on the back and the slits in the sleeves. I would have thought that it wouldn't be too hard to adjust a pattern. Was there a particular pattern you were thinking of?


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: sn0wgurl on February 17, 2006 03:38:43 AM
Randommarble, thanks for replying... :)  Honestly I didn't know what a peplum waist was either till I saw that jacket and read the descrip.  It said that's what it was.  I didn't have a pattern in mind to start with...  I was thinking of altering a jacket I already have possibly or maybe a man's suit because there would be more material to work with for darts and such.  Maybe I'd have more luck just playing with some crap fabric till I got the general idea.  :)


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: butterflymary on February 17, 2006 04:08:11 AM
A pepulum waist is fitted then flared from the waist down. I've gone thru all the posts here and find the books (wow, expensive) interesting. I'll look for those at the library this weekend. One thing I have been doing is tracing some of my favorite a-line skirts. I add a little extra for seam allowance and figure in darts for my butt. It's a front and back and two waist pieces all sewn with a sipper and takes no time. Someone wanted lounge pants. Me too. And I have a fave pair I want to copy. If I do it I'll post it. Anyway, thanks to those here with all the great suggestions.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: daisyfresh on February 18, 2006 08:20:11 PM
Pretty, pretty puh-leeze.... :-*
Just found this post about Kara's dress on Project Runway and thought of you immediately coz you have drafted some amazing stuff. Could you do this one?
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80361.0
http://projectrunway.shopthescene.com/detail.php?p=7450

waiting in mouth watering anticipation......


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: kitschycoup on February 19, 2006 07:30:10 AM
Pretty, pretty puh-leeze.... :-*
Just found this post about Kara's dress on Project Runway and thought of you immediately coz you have drafted some amazing stuff. Could you do this one?
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80361.0
http://projectrunway.shopthescene.com/detail.php?p=7450

waiting in mouth watering anticipation......

Me too! I have been working on drafting a pattern and have been fiddling with the fabric I bought to do it, but I have not made any cuts out of sheer fear!
I really wish there were a picture of the Kara dress opened up - that would help alot. It does not look like a typical "wrap" dress - because it looks like it falls a little better than that. More of a V than a criss cross - that's why I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Has anyone seen one of these babies up close? There are tons of places that have them for sale on the internet - all in the $200 range - so I won't be meeting anyone who has one anytime soon. : )


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: unlikely_redhead on March 08, 2006 01:02:46 PM
It's a very simple dress. Look for a kimono wrap-style dress or shirt pattern. I've seen them at Joann's before.

It's made from jersey cotton [t-shirt fabric] and that's it.


Title: Re: Pattern drafting
Post by: wisegirl on April 10, 2007 06:43:44 PM
I'm new to this website but I stumbled onto your posting and I am interested in getting a pattern for a shirt I found on this website:

http://www.tamaraus.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=38

I know it should be really easy, so easy I feel stupid asking someone for help with this.  I just can't figure out in my head what it should look like when it is laid out flat. Let me know what you think..thanks.