The flat pattern making methods is the fastest and the most
efficient methods ever devised for developing patterns
that controls the consistency of size and fit of the mass
Working pattern are used as a based from which a variety
of other pattern shaped are generated.
is never be altered but must remain in its original
used as a based from developing other design pattern.
Working pattern / foundation pattern consist of the ff.
Patterns can be manipulated and change into other shapes
in two ways.
•Pivotal transfer methods
Slash and spread technique- is easy to understand and
is clearly illustrate the changes taking place.
Pivotal-transfer methods is equally reliable and less time
consuming, but it is more advance.
Design analysis and the three major
Pattern plot-the act of placing lines on a traced copy of the
working pattern relating directly to the design features.
Pattern manipulation- the act of slashing and spreading or
pivoting a pattern section to alter its original shape.
Design pattern- the finished pattern that contains all the
features related to the design.
Pivotal point- the designated point on the pattern
Basic pattern- the original pattern set.
•Bodice front and back
•Skirt front and back
Dart can be transferred to any location around the pattern’s
outline from designated pivotal points without affecting
the size or fit of the garments.
Dart excess can be used as the ff.
Principle #1( is dart manipulation)
•Analyzed to identify the location of the dart before
manipulating the pattern.
Pattern making techniques:
slash-spread and overlap- through the manipulating
process , the patternmaker is able to see how
the original working pattern change into design
Pivotal transfer- in this method does not require
the working be slashed in order to change its
original shape into design pattern.
It is a transfer method and with experience, it is preferred .