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Unread 06-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Help! need draft pattern

Hello All,

I am looking for draft patterns to make the Suzumiya Haruhi school girl sailor uniform shirt or similar style that I can adapt.

The person this is being made for is too large for the normal girls patterns for these style clothes, so I cannot use them.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thank you very much for the help.

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Unread 06-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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This seems like a pretty good resource to me.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thank you for recommending the link, it is very interesting and sure to be helpful.

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Unread 06-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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A reference picture would help. We don't all know what character you're talking about.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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A reference picture would help. We don't all know what character you're talking about.
Hello dizzymonochrome,

I attempted to post a photo or link, but not certain how to properly do this task. I tried to copy a link, but it has gone to a Moderator for prior approval.

I appreciate any help or advice to post a photo.

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Unread 06-18-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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Hello All,

I see that a drop-down box at the bottom of the page says that I can Post new threads and reply to threads only.

I am new to this site, so I appreciate the advice on how to use it properly.

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Unread 06-30-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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Hello All,

I drafted a pattern for the sailor fuku, from the Suzumiya Haruhi school girl sailor uniform based on the measurements taken and cut out a muslin for the sleeves and body.

I have to draw out the collar, facings, cuffs, etc.., put it together and then it is ready to try on to see if it fits or other adjustments are needed.

I cannot post any attached photo's, yet, but thought I would give you a update on the progress.

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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #8
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If you already have a pattern and its just too small it seems it would be easier to resize it, rather than make a new one from scratch.

I have used this method to adapt patterns into the plus sizes before:

http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how...omment-page-2/
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Probably better to resize an existing pattern rather then create a new one. The Sense and Sensibility website has a how-to.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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Probably better to resize an existing pattern rather then create a new one. The Sense and Sensibility website has a how-to.
Hello Couturecorner,

Thank you for the advice and website. I drafted a pattern, sleeves and sailor collar for a muslin shell for her to try on to see how it looks before I cut the final garment.

The original garment was 12 sizes smaller and I did not want to even attempt grading any copied pattern to such a degree.

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Unread 07-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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If you already have a pattern and its just too small it seems it would be easier to resize it, rather than make a new one from scratch.

I have used this method to adapt patterns into the plus sizes before:

http://sensibility.com/blog/tips/how...omment-page-2/
Hello Couturecorner,

This is an interesting article concerning grading. I will keep in in my references.

Thank you for sending me the link.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #12
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12 sizes? that is a LOT, did you draft a doll size pattern? or is the person wearing it a plus sized individual? or was that simply an exaggeration? Or the most likely problem: errors in translation of sizing from one system to another?
Bear in mind American clothing sizes really don't mean much of anything, they are not based on actual measurements like European sizes are. I have clothing in my closet ranging from "womens size 8" to "junior size 14".... that all fit because each manufacturer gives the same size a different arbitrary number. If you are drafting based on your client saying "I wear a size three dress" you wasted your time. Every draft needs to be based on actual measurements.
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