Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Updating My Patterns

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Up until this point all of my pattern pieces have been hand drafted and while I still appreciate them I do realize that my customers probably prefer computer drafted pattern pieces.

I have been working with someone to digitize some of my patterns but have decided that it is something I would like to learn how to do. So I am teaching myself the art of digitizing pdf sewing patterns.

I have been working on it a little everyday and am making tremendous progress. I have already changed over a few of my patterns to the new digitized pieces.

My newest pattern, Odette, is a blouse which has a sleeveless option and also shorts & capri pants. I've been working on it as time allows and have also been doing all the digitizing myself. I am finished with view A, still need to finish some details on view B and then I will be putting out a testing call.

The new digitized patterns will be color coded per size and the cutting line for each size will be different. That makes it quite easy to cut your size correctly. And, the best thing of all is that these new pattern pieces can be printed in just the size you need or all sizes can be printed at once, nested together. I am super excited to be able to offer that!

So, I thought I would write a little post on how to put together my new pattern pieces. When you print the pages you will note a gray border all the way around the page. You will also note there is a white margin on the outside of the gray border all the way around the page.

In the example below there are 4 pages to make the blouse front. You will want to arrange them in the way they will be attached to each other, with coordinating letters.

An easy way to attach the pieces would be to leave the top left page as is. Trim the left margin from the page on the top right. Trim right next to the gray border, don't cut the gray border. Then overlap this page onto the white margin on the right side of the top left page. Use a glue stick or tape it in place.

For the bottom left page, leave the right margin intact. Trim the top margin off. And for the bottom right page, trim both the top and left margins off. Attach them to each other and then to the upper 2 pages.

I use a glue stick, but I reinforce with tape in a few spots. Then your pieces are ready to use.

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