How To Draft A Waistcoat Pattern
Is pattern drafting easy?
Pattern drafting is a useful tool to have in any sewist’s workbox. Giving you the freedom to create your own designs. As well as the ability to alter commercial patterns for a better fit. It’s a skill both easy to learn and essential to your sewing progress.
Do you need patterns to sew?
Sewing without a pattern doesn’t mean sewing without any guides at all. One of the best places to start is with your own wardrobe. Take a close look at your favourite outfits to see how they’re made. If you can, disassemble them to see exactly how they’re put together, and use the pieces as guides for cutting your own.
What are the three main parts of a pattern?
The pattern itself consists of 3 main parts: the envelope – which shows you a diagram of the garment you are making and gives fabric requirements, the instruction sheet explaining how to put your item together and the pattern itself, which is normally printed on tissue paper.
What is the most appropriate material for pattern drafting?
There are two commonly used fabrics for pattern making: calico and muslin. They are both plain-woven textiles made from cotton.
What are the measurement needed in drafting pattern?
Measurements for Drafting the Pants Block (Pants Sloper)
There are 9 measurements needed to draft the Pants Block for the Standard Figure; They are shown on the images below. Waist: Around the smallest part of the torso. Waist to Ankle: From Waist to the ankle bone. Hip Depth: From the waist to the hip.