Drafting a circle skirt

Circle skirts are an A-line style of skirt that has varying degrees of fullness. The only measurement needed is the waist measurement. Below, I've explained how to draft different types of skirts, and how to find the circumference needed to…

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Valentina/Seamly2D Multisize

Adding notes In Information tab, add notes to keep things straight. Example notes Base size is 1/2 of bust measurement Example: 88 cm bust size = 44 size Changing sizes In sizes: horizontal measurement change In heights: vertical measurements Based…

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Buttons and Buttonholes

Buttons and buttonholes can be used for closures as well as styling. They have been used for a very long time and are still a popular choice in modern clothing styles. There are varying levels of intricacy for this type…

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Valentina/Seamly 2D software

Below are some of my most common issues in the Valentina/Seamly 2D software: Selecting nodes for Details Nodes are important for certain functions like seam allowance. In order to be able to use nodes in Details mode, you must select…

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Practice in Valentina/Seamly 2D

As I began searching the internet for tutorials, I found a comprehensive walkthrough of how to draft a panty pattern in Valentina. This Youtube video by Timelace Studio goes with her blog post about it, which really allows the beginner…

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Determining torso length

This came up in a GBSB 2021 video hosted by Madalynne of Madalynne Intimates. She was talking about body suit length, and how to adjust it. There was something she said that I found interesting, and wanted to make a…

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Drafting shoulder pads

I was initially curious about the construction of shoulder pads when I set out to make my first blazer. Even though I have since decided the shoulder pad look isn’t really my aesthetic, I’m still glad I gained the skill.…

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Drafting a single welt pocket

Single welt pockets are a popular pocket style on blazers and other light outerwear. There is also a double welt pocket, which is basically the same thing but with two folds on the opening instead of one; but, this one…

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