How to draft a curved belt pattern

How to draft a curved belt pattern

Most belts you buy at a store are straight pieces of leather, cloth, etc. Ever notice after wearing a leather belt for a while, it starts curving in the back and front? This is how your body is actually shaped. We are cylindrical. Unless your belt or waistband is...
How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

There is a lot of instruction and guidelines for a commercial sewing pattern. Part 2 of ‘How to read a sewing pattern’ covers reading pattern instructions, fabric layout guides, and what pattern symbols actually mean. Jump to a section How to read a sewing...
How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

How to read a sewing pattern – Part 1

You may have found that sewing pattern directions are complete and utter horse dung. Yes, sewing pattern instructions can seem damn near worthless.  Where do you begin? Why are the instructions so cryptic? WHERE ARE THE PICTURES? Why does it look like a treasure map...
The best pattern making tools

The best pattern making tools

Keep in mind these tools aren’t the end-all, be-all of pattern making and alteration. These are the tools I’ve come to use in my workflow. You may or may not like them and that’s okay. Shit, we all work a little differently! Use what suits you....