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Welcome to my Draft Along through the book, Design it Yourself Clothes, by Cal Patch!
This week I drafted the t shirt pattern, and made a muslin in some pretty, but clingy, light weight sweater knit.
Actually, I did the whole project today as I have been under the weather and didn’t post on Tuesday when I said I would.
From here on out I will post the draft along on Fridays. With the holidays coming and all sorts of business scheduled I think once a week is enough!
Also, if you should be thinking about or stopping by to post at my Sew& Tell linky, I won’t be doing it until the new year. It’s a big job getting that little party together every week for me and I need a little vacation from it. I think I will just go and visit some other parties for a change!
Today I am going to post my photos and notes from the second pattern in the book I am making.
The T Shirt.
I took all of the measurements required for the t shirt draft. I read them twice and measured them twice and you should too.
Of course, I’m not going to walk you through every step of the process, that’s what the book is for, but I do have some notes to share with you.
First I drew my 1/2 shoulder width horizontal line on my paper then measured down 7 inches to establish the armhole length. The 1/4 bustline measurement should be drawn across that intersection., a right angle from the center front fold.
I used the high shoulder to waist measurement to establish the waist line.
The distance between the top shoulder and the hip is the total length of the top I decided earlier, when I took measurements.
The directions for making the sleeve were very clear and I drafted this very quickly.
I didn’t use a ruler to draw the sleeve head. It seemed to fit fine.
So I cut out and made a working muslin from some green sweater knit I have had for along time. I’m thinking of adding a cowl neckline to this top to jazz it up.
I have to admit the t shirt fit perfectly. A little too perfectly around my middle! But you won’t be seeing a picture of it on me because…
I also have to admit I am very vain, and after the last few weekends full of dining out and wine tasting with friends, my tummy just looks terrible in this top. Hopefully I can get things together again by next week if I work out everyday and stop eating so much.
If you would like to see the posts about drafting the A line skirt you can see those here and here.
If you made a project please post your link here. I’d love to see it!
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