Hi there, I thought I would pop in and update you about my foray into pattern drafting.
I decided to try and add a peter pan collar to some simple a line dresses I have been making for my daughter.
After spending days online looking for instructions/tutorials, I came across a couple that really did help.
The first site I found was adirondackinspired.com
I found this one very inspirational, if a little hard to follow, not because of the way it has been written, but because I am very new to even the easiest of sewing and dress making. However, this lady does link to another tutorial in this post.
This one I found much easier to follow, as it was video tutorials. I watched the videos and then did what she did, pausing the video as I went along so that i could keep up.
This blog is Gertie's new blog for better sewing.
She also has an etsy shop selling supplies.www.GertielnRoses.etsy.com.
Anyway on to how I did.....
I still need lots of practice, but I do feel I might be getting there and my next collar will be better. I will give myself more time and space to do it in. Hopefully then I will have a collar and a dress that I can happily send my little girl out in.
Here are a few pics
As you can see, much more practice is needed. but the basics are there, except of course for lining the collar up correctly and it being even : )
Anyway i'm off to get the sewing machine back out and have another go.
See you soon x