Σάββατο, 21 Ιουλίου 2012

ELASTIC TOP FREE PATTERN TUTORIAL


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 DESIGN THE BASIC TOP FOR ELASTIC FABRICS
It is the basis for all shirts, blouses, skirts, jackets, etc. 
Ideal for elastic fabrics as jersey, knitwear, etc.




For the present pattern I will use the following of my measurement:
Front length 46 cm
Bust length 29 cm
Bust width 96 cm / 4 = 24 cm
Waist 86 cm / 4 = 21.5 cm
Back length 44 cm
Shoulder 12 cm

FRONT
STEP  1
Draw a right angle on the top right and mark as 1.
STEP  2
Draw a line to left which must be equal with the ¼ of your bust measurements (24 cm) and mark that point as 2.
STEP  3
From point 2 go right 8 cm and mark this point as 3.
STEP  4
Form point 1 draw a vertical line equal to 1/10 of waist circumference(8.6 cm)  and mark it as 4.
STEP  5
Form point 1 again draw a line to the left equal to 1/10 of waist circumference -1 cm  7,6 cm)  and mark it as 5.
STEP  6
Connect points 4 and 5 with a curved line. 
This is the front neckline.
STEP  7
From point 2 go down 7 cm and mark it as 6.
STEP  8
Connect with a straight line points 5 with 6.
STEP  9
From points 1 and 2 draw down lines equal to bust length (= 29 cm) and mark points as  7 and 8 respectively. Connect points 7 and  8.
STEP  10
From points 1 draw down line equal to front length (= 46 cm) and mark point  as 9.
STEP  11
From point 9 draw a line to the left equal to waist measurement/4 = 21,5 cm and mark it as 10.
STEP  12
Connect points 7 with 10.
STEP  13
From point 3 draw a vertical line to line 7-8 and parallel to line 2-7 and mark this point as 11.
STEP  14
From point 11 to go up 13 cm and mark it as 12.
STEP  15
From point 5 go left towards to point 6, 12 cm (shoulder) and mark it as 6a..  
STEP  16
Also go up from point 7, about 6 cm and mark as 7a.
STEP  17
Join points 6a, 7a and 12 with a curve. This is the front armhole.
STEP  18
Cut all around your pattern paper.

BACK
STEP   1
Draw a right angle on the left top corner and mark it as point 1.
STEP  2
Form point 1 draw a line to the right equal to 1/10 of waist circumference (86x1/10= 8,6 cm)  and mark it as 2.
STEP  3
From point 1 go down 1,5 cm and mark it as 3.
STEP  4
Connect points 2 with 3 with a curved line. This is the back neckline
STEP  5
From point 1 draw a vertical line equal to back length (44 cm) and mark as point 4.
STEP  6
From point 4 draw a line to right equal to the ¼ of your waist (86/4=21,5 cm) and mark that point as 5.
STEP  7
From point 1 draw a vertical  line equal with the ¼ of your bust (96/4=24 cm) and mark that point as 6.
STEP  8
Design a horizontal line parallel to line 4-5 and mark 7. Connect points 5 to 7.
STEP  9
From point 2 draw a line to right, equal to the measurement of the shoulder 
(12 cm – 1 = 11) and mark as 8.
STEP  10
From point 9 measure  down one point at a distance of 4.5 cm & mark it as  10.
NOTE : The distance from point 2 to 9 must be 12 cm (=shoulder measurement)
STEP  11
Join points 2 and 10 with a straight line.
STEP  12
From point  7 go up about  6 cm and mark it as point 10.
STEP  13
Join with a curve line points 9 to 10. This is the back armhole. Also joint point 7 to 10.
STEP  14
Cut all around your pattern paper.
THE END
As you noticed we have no darts. 


This is an easy pattern to make and very useful.
We can add any skirt pattern type down the waist to have a dress.
With an A-line, round or semi-round skirt you will have a pretty and easy to wear dress
GOOD LUCK.

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