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Lutterloh Pattern System

Peg_in_virginia | Posted in Patterns on

I attended a class on the Lutterloh pattern system last month.  Is there anyone out there who has done the same and used the system successfully?

Thanks for your sharing your advice and/or experience!

Peg

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  1. maggiecoops | | #1

    Peg, I use the Lutterloh system as well as the flat pattern drafting method. A few things I have found using Lutterloh, measure twice mark once, make certain your area is large enough, there's nothing more annoying then running out of table top. I put a bit of cork under the scale drawing so I know the tape is secure. decide on a seam allowance width and stick to it I use a flexi rule to make certain my seam allowance is consistent. Don't cheat when you measure yourself. None of us likes admitting we've grown, not even to ourselves, but if you tighten that tape measure on the waist or hips, your pattern wont fit. Be certain to find the grainline for each part of the pattern and draw them on the enlarged ones. Getting the grainlines wrong could effect the fall of a skirt, spoil the fit of a seam. Start with a simple design, and then as you gain confidence using it, progress to more complicated ones.  Don't be afraid make mistakes, when I first used Lutterloh I made my first item out of an old  sheet, made my alterations to that and transferred them to the enlarged pattern pieces.

    1. Peg_in_virginia | | #2

      Maggie, thanks so much for your reply: all excellent advice.    Your suggestions give me confidence to move forward with the vest pattern (I have only drawn it).  May I get back to you on my progress?

      Sincerely, Peg

      1. maggiecoops | | #3

        Please do flower, and I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised and pleased with your results.

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