Fashion pattern making has become one of the most popular ways to make your own dress. There are a lot of standard patterns available in the market which you can sew to your dress form. However there are a lot of problems with these patterns. First of all, these patterns are made for standard dresses but most people differ. So you may have to adjust them to your size.
The second thing however is that these patterns are way too common and sometimes this is not enough to add a touch of uniqueness to your dress. With the Lutterloh Pattern Making System, you can draft your own patterns also.
In 1930 in Germany, there developed a pattern drafting system to help home sewers. This was called the Lutterloh Pattern Making. This kind of drafting system was basically developed to help those who do not have much experience or knowledge about the art of sewing. The company which owns this system is family owned and still in business.
Guess that shows a lot about the popularity of this drafting method. Personally if you ask me, the Lutterloh system’s popularity is based upon its easy to use sewing pattern drafting system that anybody can use, even a person who has never held a needle and a thread before.
Now the draft of the garment differs on the basis of the garment you are using. Lutterloh has a series of pattern designs that are based on different types of garment. This is also referred to as the Golden Rule System and has been converted into a book of the same name.
The Golden Rule is a very popular book among sewers. A modified system of “radial grading” is used to create full sized patterns in the desired size with the help of this book. A special type of ruler that has special scales and tape measure are used to deal with the diagrams that the book has.
So if you want to make sewing patterns that fit you also need to have additional tools that help you to use the Lutterloh system. Two such tools are the Designer’s Curve and the Tailor’s Curve.
The Designer’s Curve is a tool used by designers all around the world. The best ones are made of acrylic and are very well designed. It helps to get the minutest of designs very accurately. If you are a first time designer then you should all the more opt for this curve.
The second tool that accompanies the Lutterloh system is the Tailor’s Curve. As Designer’s Curve helps with the designs, the Tailor’s Curve helps to fit those patterns in the dress forms. There are many kinds of tailor’s curves but the best ones have the perfect inseam, upper seam, hip and crotch curves.
So make sure you check these before you purchase a Tailor’s Curve. What’s more, with the help of these curves and the Lutterloh system, you can make your own sewing patterns.
So what are you waiting for? Get ready for your own fashion pattern making!
Source by Bruce Oleyar