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Reading A Pattern Reading A Pattern Presentation Transcript

  • Reading a Pattern
    Clothing Construction
    Spring 2009
  • Choosing a Pattern
    Pattern books
    - Vogue
    - McCall’s
    - Simplicity
    - Butterick
    - New Look
    - Burda
    - Etc.
    Arranged by type – crafts, misses, children’s, etc.
  • Selection
    Pattern Company
    Pattern number
    Size
    Self-help drawers
  • Pattern Envelope
    Front
    - Possible variations, views
    - Pattern number
    - Size
    Back
    - Garment description
    - Suggested fabrics
    - Yardage chart
    - Notions
    - Finished garment measurements
  • Determining Yardage Requirements
    Must know:
    - pattern size
    - width of fabric
    - “nap” or directional fabric
  • Contents of Envelope
    Pattern Pieces
    Guide Sheet – instructions; “map”
    - illustrations of pattern pieces
    - pattern markings
    - information about interfacing, alterations, cutting, marking
    - cutting layouts – view, fabric width
    - step-by-step instructions
  • Pattern Symbols
    Cutting line
    Stitching line
    Grainline arrow
    Place on fold
    Notches
    Circles, squares
    Lengthen, shorten line
    Hemline, center front & back
    Buttonholes
    Pockets
    Darts
  • Preparing to Cut Out Pattern
    Gently unfold tissue pattern
    Determine pattern pieces needed
    Separate needed pattern pieces from those not needed; those not needed, return to envelope
    Easier to cut through cutting line than along
    cutting line
    Press tissue pattern if very wrinkled with warm iron