Thursday, January 6, 2011
Pattern Drafting 101: Tools of the Trade
Paper: wrapping paper that has a grid backing and is at least 24 inches wide is the easiest to obtain & the best for drafting on. You can also use freezer paper, or brown wrapping paper.
Dressmakers curve, French curve- but a cup, bowl and plate will do the trick- I purchased this set of French curves from the painting/drafting section of Hobby Lobby.
Tape Measure to measure yourself with.
Awl or something sharp/pointy to punch holes for dart/pocket placements.
Gingham fabric- this fabric is the best for practicing on as it's checked pattern is the same on both sides and makes it easiest to match darts and seams.
Table or large flat surface to work on.
*This is not complete and exhaustive list but it will get the job done!
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