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Unread 07-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by CapsuleCorp View Post
I normally just take everything I'm given at CC with happiness, but then I had a thought today while working.

I would LOVE to learn from someone with experience either drafting or interpreting patterns, sort of the basic ins and outs of commercial patterns - the terminology, the reasoning behind things like shaping, interfacing, ease, etc, and when/where it's safe to eliminate or change steps in the pattern. Like a lot of costumers I'm entirely self-taught, so I don't have any of the history of fashion and couture that designers and such might have, so there's some things I can't actually say I know a lot about. Like, for example, ease and why every single pattern includes sleeve cap ease whether you need it or not. I'd love a crash course in commercial patterns and what is/isn't necessary to know about them before using them. If not for myself, then for everyone else who actually needs that info and isn't merely curious like I am.
Ooh! I can totally be on that. I need to convince Steve to do it too because he's great with tailoring and understanding all of the "why"s. I'm not really self-taught. My grandma taught me the basics, and I learned the rest by reading books (in particular The Vogue Sewing Book; that thing's amazing!).
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