Isigaba: Pattern Cutting

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Close Fit Jersey Tee Block for Children's Wear

Close Fit Jersey Tee Block for Children’s Wear

This is a close fitting jersey block for children’s wear. You can use it to design vests, t-shirts and tops that require a stretchy fabric. The pattern comes without seam allowances or a tutorial as it is a template for you to create a new design. Seam allowances should be added once the new design […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Close Fitting Non-Stretch Bodice Blocks

Close Fitting Non-Stretch Bodice Blocks

I love designing clothes, but to do so I need a block pattern. This is a basic template for a certain type of garment fitting and for a certain type of fabric. The Close Fitting Non-Stretch Bodice Block is just as it says it is. Use it for any type of garment you are planning […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering a Neckline on a Pattern

Ukushintsha i-neckline on Iphethini

Altering a Neckline on a Pattern Gaping Neckline Cut along a straight line from the neckline to the waist dart point and then through the center of the waist dart. Rotate to shorten the length of the neckline. The waist dart then widens. Re-draw seam-lines.   Large Neck Lower the neckline, removing it from the […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Basic Blocks

Basic Blocks

The basic blocks are what most pattern cutters use to create a new pattern. You can adapt them into any style you like. Make sure you know a little about dart construction before attempting, so you know the possibilities available to you for manipulating them. You can also just leave them out completely if your design calls […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Creating a Cowl Neck

Ukudala Cowl Intamo

Cowl Intamo Ukuze ulungise eyisisekelo bodice iphethini ukwakha entanyeni cowl: 1. Transfer the bust dart to the side seam by cutting to the bust point and closing up the original bust dart. 2. Take approximately 1 inch from the shoulder point at the neckline and draw a straight line to create a […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering Skirt Patterns

Ukushintshwa Skirt Amaphethini

Bulging ethangeni noma Hips Sika kuze kube hipline kusukela hemline. Gcina kuhambisana umphetho ohlangothini. Move this piece out the desired amount and then re-draw the side seam.   Flat Derriere To alter the pattern to fit snugly around the back, cut directly down the back dart to the hemline and then […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering a Bodice Pattern - Bust

Ukushintshwa Sibonelo bodice – Bust

  Ukushintshwa Sibonelo bodice – Bust Bust Okugcwele Sika ngokusebenzisa maphakathi imicibisholo phambi bese yonkana ngokudayisa yomugqa. Spread the required amount avoiding overlapping at the shoulder seam. Re-draw the seam-lines and darts with the points central to the divides.         High Bust Cut along the bust-line to […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering Arms on a Pattern

Ukushintshwa Arms ku Sibonelo

  Ukushintshwa Arms ku Sibonelo Arm Esibanzi Sika agudle isikhungo asichazele ucezu lemali edingekayo. Add half the amount of the opening to the front and back side seam.   Large Upper Arm Using a tape measure on its side, measure the length of the top sleeve length. Cut […]

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