Category Archives: pattern drafting

sketching in fashion designing

The fashion and design industry is all intimidating. For all those who hold interest in the field but do not have any sort of technical training, experience or formal education, designing clothes may seem to be a challenging task. But
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Pattern Making E-book Sales

Basic Guide to Pattern Making  (E-Book) $20.00 $17.50 This pattern making E-book is for all those who love to sew but don’t know where to start. With this e-book youwilllearn how to take measurement correctly, learn how to make the basic foundation
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Stitch and Rejoin-design possibilities

If you have to stitch two or more sections of a garment together to form a complete front or back unit, why not make decorative use of the parts and the seaming that joins them? Use every trick in the
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The Contour Belt

The contour belt is really a very narrow hip yoke. 1. Trace the upper portion of the skirt-front and skirt-back slopers. Straighten the side seams (Fig. 77a). 2. Close the front, back, and side darts. Correct the waistline with a
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A Yoke that doesn’t quite make it

Here is a yoke that is cut only part way from the rest of the bodice. The pattern is all in one piece. The waistline dart control can be shifted all or in part to the partial yoke line. Like
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Fabric Designer Tools

These are the essential tools used for stitching garments: Fabric-the designer’s medium. Scissors-to cut fabric. Tape measure-to measure patterns and fabric. Thread-to stitch fabric. Pins-to pin patterns to fabric, and pin seams together

The importance of having Designer knowledge

The Importance of Fabric to the Designer The designer is a fabric sculptor. Design students need to become experts in fabric. Choosing a suitable fabric for the design is one of the most important aspects of the design process. Fabric
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A Midriff Yoke

Variations of this type of yoke are understandably popular. They are a great way to emphasize a slim midriff and small waist while retaining the shaping of the upper bodice. 1. On a bulging-block bodice, draw the yoke style line*
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Dart Control Concealed in a Yoke Seam

The Skirt Yoke  1. Trace the skirt-front sloper. Cut out the tracing and the dart. Z. Draw the style line of the yoke and notch it. Extend the waist¬line dart to the yoke style line (Fig. 72a). 3.. Cut the
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The Versatile Yoke

The yoke is a wonderful design device. Its seaming may conceal the dart control (Fig. 70a). Where there is no control it may simply divide a bodice or skirt into interesting areas (Fig. 70b). Often, it provides a smooth, trim
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