I’ve been sewing for some years, and it is now time for me to graduate to patternmaking; unfortunately, I can’t attend formal classes due to family responsibilities. I’ve been following Helen Joseph-Armstrong’s book but I have a few questions, and I was wondering if anybody would have the answers to them. First of all, I can see where notches are needed but the book doesn’t necessarily explain how to make them. Is there a particular place (measurement) on the shoulder, the arm or the side seams where the notches need to be? Also, in terms of trueing, blending and equalizing the patterns, the book is kind of vague. Can anybody explain these terms in more detail? Or perhaps point me to some other books about this subject?
Thank you so much for all your help, and I am so excited that I found this forum. Sewing is my life!! 🙂