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Pattern Making Basics

A list of pattern-making resources and explanations of patterns, including a guide to measurements and markings - concise and nicely-presented

FBA for knits--trace around most of the pattern - the shoulder, neckline, CF, hem and side seam up to the waistline. Pivot the side seam at the armscye out to add width, pivoting around the shoulder point (red), then pivot around the new underarm point to bring the waist back into the original measurements (blue). Note here that you need to do a significantly smaller width adjustment in a knit!

FBA {full bust adjustment} for knits--trace around most of the pattern~~the…

A comprehensive look at the Flat Pattern Making Foundation and common terminolgy - nice discussion of darts

Flat pattern making foundation

A comprehensive explanation of the basic flat pattern making foundation pattern blocks. After reading this article you’ll understand the basics of flat pattern drafting.

All About Sleeves | Sleeve designs can be a little bit intimidating. Drafting them is kind of a science on its own, and it’s hard to imagine what shape you need to start with if you have no prior experience with patterning them yourself; trial and error is usually inevitable, and if you don’t have the time to commit to it, it’ll probably never get done. That’s why we’re bringing this All About Sleeves post to you!

All About Sleeves Sleeve designs can be a little bit intimidating. Drafting them is kind of a science on its own, and it’s hard to imagine what shape you need to start with if you have no prior experience with patterning them yourself; trial and error i

Everything you should know about dart manipulation | isntthatsew.org

What you should know about dart manipulation

Adding sleeves to a sleeveless garment pattern is easier than you think. Step-by-step directions in this free PDF tutorial by Vogue Patterns Magazine.

Adding sleeves to a sleeveless garment pattern is easier than you think. Step-by-step directions in this free PDF tutorial by Vogue Patterns Magazine.

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