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This post is about the Basic Blocks Collection of the Patternmaker USA.
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ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
The Basic Blocks collection
I have chosen this collection because it was the most useful collection I could find. It provides a set of basic bodice blocks for babies, juniors, children, men and women; it also has different ease specifications and interchangeable collars.
HOW TO USE THE COLLECTION:
Start by clicking on the PatternMaker Icon on your screen. If you have not download the PATTER MAKER VIEWER for free software yet, click here.
After opening the Basic Viewer, you will see the yellow bodice icon on the left side bar. Click on it.
Then, open the Basic Blocks collection, you will see the following options:
I choose the men’s basic blocks collection
Now, choose the amount of ease (based on chest)
You will have a great amount of options to choose from. Take advantage of the sample garment illustrations shown on each category.
After that, you will need to choose the size based on the standard measurement charts or a specific one you have entered to the program, prior starting with the basic blocks.
Add button extension and length from waist:
And voila! You will have the basic blocks pattern pieces displayed on the screen.
Now, the basic blocks collection will not give you the seam allowance option as the other collection.
If you need to move the pieces to arrange them in a better way, click on the HAND ICON. Then, click on the pieces you want to move. After choosing them, click on your mouse right button. Press DONE SELECTING and move the items on the screen.
You can also add texts to your pattern pieces, so you know exactly what you are looking at later.
ADDING SPECIFIC MEASUREMENT:
Click on SETTINGS in the main bar
Click ADD MEASUREMENTS.
After finished, press OK. You can also print them for reference!
And that is all for today!
I hope you enjoy it.
Welcome to On the Cutting Floor.
This is the review of the Craftsy Class: Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers.
If you are new at Craftsy, you will find that they have hundreds of classes about sewing, quilting and other areas.
I have loved its platform for its easiness, and practicality; it helps me to learn more and stay connected to a growing community of sewists.
I decided to take this class during October madness (a,k.a full access to the classes for 9.99) and I found it very interesting.
There are great ideas on how to make a knit sloper, how to adapt it and create different designs (from raglan sleeves to a princess seams dress.)
The instructor made it look so simple, and easy to make on your own.
However, I struggled to recognize the target audience for this class.
Pattern-making has become a very popular area in the sewing world and it seems that it has also been overly simplified.
For me, sewing came before pattern making. I can’t imagine trying to start on drafting a pattern without a full knowledge of the sewing techniques needed in the process of making my dream garment.
However, the approach of the class is, somehow, different.
It assumes you are new at sewing. It has this strange feeling of not been targeted to the right audience.
I keep asking myself: ”who will take this class?” someone who has never drafted a basic sloper before or someone who just wants to make her own pair of leggings?
Either way, you need to know more about sewing techniques that what this class assumes you to have.
Other than that, her tricks and techniques were very useful. There were a few moments that makes me feel inspired.
I loved how she made the raglan sleeve out of the basic sloper. I have read and watch a few tutorials about it before, but her style is super simple…and smart.
She is very easy to follow and easy to learn from. Very engaging personality with a great pace throughout the lessons.
SO, here is the list of lessons you will get with the purchase of this class:
I would love to know your opinions.
Have you taken the class?
Did you find it useful?