Thursday, April 5, 2012
Deconstructing a Garment to Make Your Own Pattern
I was ironing a couple of my favorite summer tops the other day and I started to get sad, because I realized they were starting to get those awful pit stains. One I love because of the fit, and the other I love because of cute cotton print and little pleated pockets. Then I thought, maybe I could learn to make my own. I decided to deconstruct one of the tops (the one that had the worst stains) and use those pieces as a "pattern". I first tried to use a seam ripper, but got too impatient and just decided to cut along the seams.
APRIL 6- Just found a tutorial for this method from Dana at Made . Find it here. She says to remember seam allowances (which I almost forgot).