View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:45 am



Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
pattern sizing 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Posts: 291
Location: Northnern California
Unread post pattern sizing
ugh!! how many times have i followed a patterns directions to a T and ended up with a tent when i wanted a tight fitting garment! Sometimes you can get a pattern on sale for 99 cents, sometimes you are stuck paying full retail (which can be anywhere from $8-$30). For most patterns once you pick a size and start cutting that's the only shot you get. if its too small you cant make it bigger and sometimes even if its too big the pattern lines crossed over in a way that you can no longer go a size down.

I had an epiphany when i was agonizing over what size to cut for this pattern

Image

i paid $8 for an envelope full of tissue paper and did not want to mess this up.

I took my original pattern and laid it over the top of a blank piece of tissue paper. using a sharpie i traced along the lines of the original pattern piece in one size. when i was done tracing the ink had bled through to the tissue paper and i had a copy! I did this for the 3 sizes that "might" fit making sure to include all markings and labels (fold, center back, grain etc.) make sure to label all pieces with what pattern they belong to and which pieces they are.

here is my original (if slightly more colorful) uncut pattern (which was never cut)
Image

and sizes 8, 10 and 12

Image

_________________
Image


Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:25 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:17 pm
Posts: 55
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Unread post Re: pattern sizing


For pattern sizing a cheaper way to do it is using newspaper or wax/freezer paper! lay your pattern down on top then do the biggest size FIRST then make one for each size. My sister and I did this to save the pattern we were using.


_________________
"If you seek to aid everyone that suffers in the galaxy, you will only weaken yourself…and weaken them. If you care for others, then dispense with pity and sacrifice and recognize the value in letting them fight their own battles."


Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Posts: 291
Location: Northnern California
Unread post Re: pattern sizing
the reason that i traced this one out is that if you look closely at the picture the size lines overlap. so once i cut out the largest size all of the smaller sizes would be ruined. I traced the lines over some old leftover gift wrap tissue paper.

_________________
Image


Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:38 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:17 pm
Posts: 55
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Unread post Re: pattern sizing
^_^ tissue paper works to, and I see that now i had to really look at it :D

_________________
"If you seek to aid everyone that suffers in the galaxy, you will only weaken yourself…and weaken them. If you care for others, then dispense with pity and sacrifice and recognize the value in letting them fight their own battles."


Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:03 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software.