Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clever Links: October 10, 2012

Patternmaking. Something I look forward to, but also shy away from. Nothing is as gratifying as making your very own pattern and clothes or adjusting an excisting pattern until you have something totally different. There are a lot of tutorials and explainations to be found on the internet. Some of them I've shared with you in an earlier stage, some have been on my list to share for ages. So today is the time to finally share them with you:

For starters, there is Pattern Meda4You. This is a program you have to pay for if you want to use it. With this program, you are able to digitalize your patterns and send them to a (professional) publisher. Pattern Made4You also has a free section in wich you can choose a basic pattern, enter your sizes and it'll alter the pattern for you. So you don't have to do all the calculations and time-consuming parts of adjusting a pattern!

Pattern Made4You

This is a Dutch site. Not only modern companies offer their knowledge or programs, some people who did their job years and years, also offer their knowledge on how to make your very own pattern. Simon Wilkens shares his know-how with you thru this site. With the ever uselful drawings, this 92-year old patternmaker takes you on his journey on how you can achieve this. His method is tested by years of teaching and answering questions. He used those questions to decide what to learn you first and how he explains it.

This site is a Dutch site. Still, it's very useful when you're Dutch and want to sew an English pattern. As is the trouble with all languages, sometimes translations can vary according to the use of the words. This site helps you translate the English (or Dutch) sewingterms in Dutch (or English). They're alphabetically ordored, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding the right word in the list.

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