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What are some common ways of drafting patterns? It's something I really struggle with...


There are lots of different ways to create a sewing pattern! Here are some resources that should be helpful.

I personally freehand the majority of my patterns, or I’ll grab a garment with a similar shape/style from my closet and use that to trace out a pattern. However, for more fitted clothing like the bunny suit I’m working on, creating a duct tape mould can provide a more accurate pattern that will require less modification down the road.

When it comes down to it, a pattern is basically a puzzle that you’re putting together to make a garment. Once you start understanding how clothing is assembled, patterns make a lot more sense! Take some time going through your closet and examining the seams, panels, etc. on your favorite outfits. Think about how that jacket or that skirt would look if it was laid out flat on a table - that’s essentially what a pattern is! It might be worth visiting a thrift store and buying a few cheap garments that you can cut apart and examine (and even practice sewing them back together).

My biggest piece of advice, though, is to always make a mock-up when you’re working with a new pattern! Using muslin, cheap cotton, an old bed sheet, or whatever you have at your disposal, make a test version of your garment so that you understand how the pattern works. You can also use the mock-up to make any adjustments to the pattern so that it will fit you correctly. It’s much better to mess up on muslin as opposed to $22/yd brocade! (Been there. Done that. It was awful. 0/10 would not recommend.)



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Just an addition: If you don’t have any beeswax around, a dryer sheet does the same job of stopping your thread from tangling so much! :) I have one stashed in my sewing box, you can use it over and over again!

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