- Sorry in advance or being long-winded!
A month or so ago I was browsing on e-bay and discovered the
Lutterloh pattern system. I have been following some of the sales,
reading the Lutterloh's own web site and watched the on-line demo,
read lots of posts in forums discussing the merits and limitations. I
am somewhat surprised that is it not a topic I have ever seen discussed here.
I realize that most of you may have professional level pattern
drafting skills, and perhaps such a commercial short-cut method is
not useful to many of you. But this system has been used for decades,
so it seems like it must have some credibility. Certainly the method
is based on the GOLDEN MEAN - the Roman Vitruvius' concept of the
ideal physique ( illustrated in Leonordo DaVinci's Vitruvian Man),
but can altering one of these patterns be any more time consuming or
complex that doing custom patterns every time or regular customizing
/ alterations to an existing pattern? (FYI, I did read that the
patterns do NOT include seam allowances, or any facings so one would
have to do those. Nor are there any construction instructions. I do
not think these things would present a problem in my case.) I'd like
to try an item. I did print out an image of the scale end of the
ruler and have managed to get it to correct scale .. using the cm.
along side as a scale. So I'd only need a pattern card, and it's
scale does not matter as I understand the system! It's the angles of
the shape and the numbers around the edges that count! One can order
the current and recent individual quarterly supplements for about $20
plus shipping from Florida from the website.
I'd really be interested in your experiences and comments!
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be
silly at the right moment. Horace 65 - 08 B.C., Roman Poet
Department of Drama,
Yes it is a pretty good system. I have used it a lot in the past and the cuts are pretty decent and can be individualized as per instructions. When I could not find a pattern for something I would peruse the pattern group I had purchase and chose what was closest to my needs . But then I got lazy and started to buy patterns . It was mostly a time thing with me. I hit the fabric stores when they have their pattern sales and buy, buy , buy. Then , I organize them by period or use and always have a pattern handy when I have little time to be making my own. Like I said , lazy, but I have gotten to the point where saving time is the best present I can give myself. The system works I just got lazy. Hope this helps. Beck
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