Why Make My Own Patterns?
Because people come in all different shapes and sizes, the “standard” set of measurements used by clothing companies is really made to fit an “average” size person. In reality, most of us buy clothing that fits in our largest area (bust or waist or butt or whatever!) then deal with the spots that don’t fit so well. Making custom patterns from your own measurements is EASY and you’ll have perfectly fitting clothes every time!
Common Body Shapes
Pattern Making is an Art
Creating a flat paper pattern to fit the human body (which is not flat!) is truly an art, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult. Our books will lead you step-by-step through taking your own measurements, then drafting basic pattern pieces based on those measurements, with ease and darts built in to comfortably fit our curves and bulges. You will use these basic pieces over and over as the foundation for any shirt, pant, dress or skirt style that you’d like to wear. You don’t need any design or drawing experience to use these simple drafting methods!