Welcome to our “sew along” where you will learn how to draft a skirt pattern that fits you perfectly!
I created a video where I describe the tools you will need but I had to talk fast (at least fast for me), I thought I’d include pictures and a couple of my favorite resources. If you are going to be in Los Angeles, you can pick up these supplies at stores like Michael Levine and International Design Supply (IDS) (the beginning design students at Pasadena City College, where I earned my custom clothing certificate are instructed to buy their supplies from these three stores). If you need to order your supplies, IDS does mail order (I love these women…they bend over backwards to provide great customer service). You can also find some items at Vogue Fabrics (look under tailoring supplies). I know there are other suppliers, so please share with everyone whe you bought your tools.
- Dot paper (also called alpha-numeric pattern making paper) or graph paper in 1″ increments (about 1 yard x 40″)
- Click here for a 1″ graph paper in PDF format courtesy of McGraw Hill that you can tape together
- Muslin or plain 100% cotton (about 1 yard)
- Hip curve–24″ long (popular brands: Fairgate or Lance)
- 2″ x 18″ Clear Sewing Ruler –needs to have those 1/8″ increments on it (available at most sewing and quilting shops)
- Black and red pens or pencils
- Scotch tape
- Stapler (with staples…you wouldn’t believe how many students bring a stapler but not staples…*sigh*)
- Brown paper
- Usual sewing supplies