I have saved EVERY one of my Threads issues, and look forward to reading about sewing, even if I can’t always find the time to sew. I learned to sew in 4-H in the 50s, and know HOW to sew. My problem is that I never learned to alter the patterns, since in those days, I fit Vogue exactly!
Here is my dilemma: My head just swims when I try to measure and alter. I want to find someone who will work with me to MAKE the pattern, not show me how to alter. I just read through past postings and went to Kenneth King’s moulage (for advanced sewers) and the surefitdesigns website, more measuring and more altering!
Tried the Lutterloh system $$$. Made a duct tape dress form (those boobs drooped as well). Found someone who had taken the Palmer/Pletch classes, who “gave classes,” and paid her $90 for two private hours, and ended up with worthless tissue paper (and a wonderful book, though). More reading! All I wanted is a simple one-piece dress that I can make over and over again, same with a pair of pants. Am willing to travel…
Other question: IF I were to invest in the pattern-making software, does it “remember” alterations eventually made, so that one doesn’t have to continually measure and alter when seeking to make a new pattern?
Sorry this is so long!