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….