Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 1390
- I use this method a lot, but have found that even when you think you
are being very careful, comparing measurements, etc., that it is still
necessary to make a mock-up of the garment afterward. I recently made
what seemed to be a very simple sundress for a client this way. I
thought it was so simple that I didn't need to make a mock-up and
unfortunately there were fitting problems that couldn't be corrected.
The dress looked pretty good but was not as perfectly fitting as it
should have been and could have been had I made a mock-up before
cutting the real fabric.
On Sep 30, 2005, at 12:11 PM, Susan Geertsen wrote:
> There are several ways to lift a pattern without
> taking the garment apart. There is one listed in this
> months Threads magazine. I haven't tried it but it
> makes sense. I am going to try this one. It
> involves masking tape.
> The method I have used for about 30 years you can get
> quite fine detail in the pattern very actuately. I've
> only heard of this method called lifting the pattern.
> You lay out a portion of the garment flat and only as
> much of that will lay flat i.e. on a pair of pants lay
> the front out completely flat ( have a piece of paper
> under the pants) and using a large pin punch holes
> along each seam line. Areas that you can not lay out
> extrememly flat do in portions. Remember to true your
> pattern and add your seam allowences. it is also very
> smart to measure the sec tion of the garment that you
> have traced and compare it to what you are lifting to
> make sure you are shifting the garment some how. If I
> did mulptiple sizes I then just grade the patterns and
> you have it.
> I do would like to see informaiton on pants from
> those time periods.
> Susi Geertsen
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