Store Bought Patterns VS Drafting your Own
Up until a few days ago I’ve never tackled any sort of garment. I usually sew quilts. But I had a pattern to make a short sleeve button-down shirt for my husband and decided to start work on it. Ok I cut out all the peices and begin to baste the muslin together thinking I’m doing great. Wrong!! The shouder seams were down on the front of the two panels and not being expierenced in this it didn’t have a yoke either. I cut all the pieces straight as directed by the insturstions, so when hubby tried it on it was certainly too small in the waist area. It was then I decided to look around on the net and found a tuturial on how to draft your own pattern from a professional. So I bought it and slowly putting together a shirt. So far it’s looking pretty good! I just eye -balled it by draping the muslin at where the shirt would actually be on him and it’s a big improvement from using Mike Madonado’s method!
But my question is…..Has anyone ran into a problem like this? Please let me know…..Now I’m kind of seeing how to alter them to fit by using your own mearements. I’ll post some pix maybe this weekend….
Store Bought Patterns VS Drafting Your Own
A man's shirt is not the easiest of projects, especially if garment sewing is not your forte.
Rule number one - measure the individual the garment is intended for. Always.
Commercial patterns have measurements on the back of the envelope to help you purchase the correct size.
These patterns have already accounted for ease.
Making a muslin first helps when the body measurements are between pattern sizes or unique.
Once it is decided what (if any) adjustments are to be made to the pattern, and they are a simple, consistent fix you may be able to forgo the muslin.
I have never had the need to draft my own patterns.
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