Hi friends! As you can see from my last post that I have been making a lot of my own clothes. I have been teaching myself to make my own patterns from clothing that I already have. I haven’t had much luck finding sewing patterns that I like. I am drawn to really simple clothing with clean lines made of nice fabrics. It amazes me that it is so hard to find basic sewing patterns that meet my needs.
I should also mention that I have no formal training in sewing or pattern drafting, I learned everything that I know from my Mom who learned everything that she know from a 7th grade home ec class. So what I’m sharing is a simple system that I have figured out that works for me. Through this video tutorial you will see how easy it can be to draft a sewing pattern from an article of clothing that you already own. You can use this pattern over and over again to create new garments.
I will be making a follow up video that shows you how to sew a garment from the pattern that you created and I hope to have that up next week.
Please let me know if there are questions that you have, and any feedback of ways that I can be improving the information that I am sharing. And if you end up using this tutorial please share it with me! You can tag @wemadeithome on instagram, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s MY FIRST VIDEO!!!