Fix Your Patterns Before You Sew
We’ve all made at least one garment that just didn’t turn out quite right. What was to blame? Perhaps it was the pattern. Believe it or not, all patterns aren’t perfect-some contain drafting glitches, both minor and major. Unfortunately, you rarely discover these errors until you’ve begun sewing, when it’s too late to fix the problem.
To help you avoid this sort of disaster, author Judy Barlup shows you how to proofread patterns so you can catch inconsistencies in drafting, marking, and printing before they ruin your project. This proofing process is outlined, and can be used on commercial and computer-generated patterns as well as on patterns drafted by hand. If you’re going to invest time and skill in sewing, it’s worthwhile to ensure that your patterns are accurate.
From Threads #125