Wish you could make an exact copy of your favorite vintage dress? You know, the one that fits like a glove? Clothing designer Seffani Lincecum shows you how to draft patterns to sew perfect copies of your favorite garments, without damaging the originals. With Steffani’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll gain the confidence you need to tackle patterning for any ready-to-wear item.
Meet Steffani and begin by taking a tour of the original garments you'll be patterning, followed by an overview of the tools and supplies you'll need to get started. Then Steffani gives a quick refresher on the basics of drafting patterns from finished garments.
Start drafting a pattern for the 1970s jacket. Beginning with a baseline, create a master pattern and subdivide it. After that, draft the front, back and two-piece sleeve for the jacket, then add seam allowances.
Dig deeper into drafting facings, upper- and under-collar, and lining pieces for the jacket. Then, create a pattern for the tie belt. Though the original garment lacks such a belt, it's easy to draft with Steffani's smart tips!
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