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Hello!

Firstly, thank you for making you pattern drafting method available to everyone. It's so helpful, no one has explained the upper bust problem as clearly and I've really enjoyed reading through all the pages on this website over the last...

Hello!

Firstly, thank you for making you pattern drafting method available to everyone. It's so helpful, no one has explained the upper bust problem as clearly and I've really enjoyed reading through all the pages on this website over the last couple of weeks! I've tried many drafting methods and always run into the same problems. I'm finally drafting a new set of blocks using your method!

Secondly, I'm a little confused as your new video (which I'm assuming has the most up to date information) has a different method for swinging the dart than the written instructions - in one version, you draw the lower 3/16" line before swinging the dart, and in the video you swing first and then drop the line. This has an impact on my side seam dart and I'm not sure which method to follow! Any advice would be welcome. The measurements used for the darts etc are also different to the written instructions and the measurements PDF - is this because you've reduced the upper bust ease for your new method? I've been using your new info where possible as I figured it would just take a while to update everything - I hope this is the best plan!

Thank you so much for all your help and this amazing website! Molly

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Hi Molly,

Thanks for taking the time to write a comment, I do really appreciate comments.

Hope you have success with your blocks, let me know if you have any problems.

I do need to flag something though... If you are going to be drafting the...

Hi Molly,

Thanks for taking the time to write a comment, I do really appreciate comments.

Hope you have success with your blocks, let me know if you have any problems.

I do need to flag something though... If you are going to be drafting the Pants Block as well and If you generally have problems getting pants to fit, I suggest you don't use the current written Pants Block instructions on my website. I have a new system for drafting pants that will get a better result for more people. I have had that system for a year or two now and just haven't had to time to get the information up, but that should be up within 10 days or so - in video format only though, not written.

I am a bit concerned that some people might not be getting the best results because they not getting correct measurements; I plan on making a video on measuring as well, but that one is more complicated and requires more time and resources, so that won't be finished for at least another month. That video will cover measurements generally, and how to take some of those difficult ones by yourself (shoulder slope, full length back and front, making sure you get the exact crotch length you need), focusing mainly on the Bodice and Pants.

Cheers,
Maria

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Thanks for the best directions I have found. Particularly the larger cup directions and information about pattern cup size vs bra cup size . Again thanks for putting this up.

Ivy
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Hello Ivy,

Thanks for the positive feedback.

I have a few articles regarding Cup Sizes, here's one of them:
https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/blog/bust-cup-sizes

Regarding pattern cups and bra cups... I am planning on learning to draft...

Hello Ivy,

Thanks for the positive feedback.

I have a few articles regarding Cup Sizes, here's one of them:
https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/blog/bust-cup-sizes

Regarding pattern cups and bra cups... I am planning on learning to draft bras at some point, and putting up some directions for drafting them too. But that will be later this year. I have drafted and made myself undies (a.k.a. panties and knickers) and will be putting those instructions up in a few months.

Good luck with your patternmaking or sewing or whatever brought you to my website....

Maria

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