Hello everyone, I hope you’re all okay! This post is the second installment of my fashion design series where today we’re going to be talking about pattern pieces and I’ll do a little ‘blog’ haul for you all (can’t say I’ve ever done one of these so lets see how it goes aha)
So firstly, the haul… I mean I guess I can describe to you what I bought and then I’ll just insert pictures hehe!
So up first is my fabric, calico. Calico fabric is made from 100% cotton and is really quite a sustainable fabric (providing you get it in 100% organic cotton which I don’t know if mine is) The fabric is quite tough but due to the fact it’s cotton, that means it’s really easy to sew with! I ordered 5 metres of calico which is a lot more than I needed but I thought it might be good to have some spare.
Next up, we’re onto my pattern paper. I knew I wanted to make my own pattern pieces and so I couldn’t resist buying some of the proper pattern paper to try it out. I got the 110×115 pattern paper from Burda and wow! It’s such high quality and there is so much of it for such a small price. It cost £4.50 for a pack of 5 sheets which isn’t bad considering their size hehe!
After the haul, let’s talk about creating the pattern pieces! I’ve made a couple of corsets at school and so I knew the shape that the pattern pieces needed to be but somehow my brain went a little wild and I ended up with a pattern piece that was over 45 inches wide haha. Looks like I’ll be cutting that down soon!
When making the pattern pieces I followed the measurements I’d set out for myself (bust, length etc) which made it pretty easy to create the pieces. In addition, I found a couple of pattern piece pictures on the internet which was helpful! You can find them here.
After cutting out the top, I moved on to the sides and the back. Somehow I managed to make the back and the sides better than my front pattern piece! They all seem to be more cohesive than the front pattern piece so looks like I might need to redo that haha.
So, that was just a little rundown of the current situation on my designing project. I hope you enjoyed!
Logging off, Millie xx