Pattern Drafting for Knitters, Crocheters, Weavers, and Sewists
With Cal Patch
Mar 5, 9:00am-12:00pm
Learn how to properly take your measurements and use them to draft a sloper (simple pattern) for your personal fit profile.
Whether you plan to knit, crochet, weave or sew a garment for yourself (or anyone else), the first step is determining the unique size, shape and proportion of the body you wish to clothe. Like snowflakes, none of us are exactly alike, and not until we assess our actual dimensions can we begin to achieve the goal of perfect fit! Cal will show you how to properly take your measurements and use them to draft a sloper (simple pattern) for your personal fit profile. Think of it like a life-size schematic, which you can refer to as you knit from a pattern, or while designing your own! We will also discuss the concept of ease, both positive and negative, and how it affects the end result. Understanding and taking control of these elements will allow you to create pieces that fit and flatter YOU.
• Pad or roll of paper, at least 16″ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc)
• Scissors (for paper)
• Ruler (ideally 2″x18″ clear plastic sewing ruler)
• Tape Measure
• Clear tape