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Re: making a pattern smaller
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: October 23, 2008 06:09PM

First off, as a jacket the finished size is going to be larger than actual body size to provide ease. Positive ease is the amount that a garment is bigger than actual measurement to provide room for movement, or to wear over other clothes. Negative ease is the amount that a garment is smaller than actual measurement to provide a close fit.

As an outer wear garment, jackets can be 4-8 inches larger than actual size depending upon whether it is a regular or loose fit, as well as the thickness of the material. If you are making this jacket for yourself, measure a jacket that you like to see if the finished measurement is significantly less than the finished measurement of this pattern. If it isn't, I would suggest making the smallest size.

If you definitely need something smaller, the easiest way I can think of to down size this pattern is to take the schematics they have provided and then downsize those schematics to create the final size you want for your jacket. Then knit to the measurements of the schematics you create for yourself. Because this is a garment with unusual shaping, this is the best way to reduce down to a size that makes sense for you. You might even want to invest in a few yards of muslin so that you can cut and pin the shape to the size you want.



Subject Written By Posted
  making a pattern smaller MicheleK 10/23/2008 05:21PM
  Re: making a pattern smaller KT 10/23/2008 06:09PM
  Re: making a pattern smaller MicheleK 10/23/2008 09:13PM
  Re: making a pattern smaller KT 10/24/2008 10:25AM
  Re: making a pattern smaller MicheleK 10/24/2008 11:14AM
  Re: making a pattern smaller Alex 10/24/2008 11:03AM
  Re: making a pattern smaller Alex 10/25/2008 03:21AM


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