Pattern making or pattern cutting is the science of designing patterns. A pattern in sewing and fashion design is the paper or cardboard template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before cutting out and assembling (sometimes called paper patterns).
A custom-fitted basic pattern from which patterns for many different styles can be created is called a sloper (home sewing) or block (industrial production). The flat-pattern method begins with the creation of a sloper or block, a basic pattern for a fitted, Jewel-neck bodice and narrow skirt, made to the wearer's measurements. The sloper is usually made of lightweight cardboard or tagboard, without seam allowances or style details. Once the shape of the sloper has been refined by making a series of mock-up garments called toile (UK) or muslins (US), the final sloper can be used in turn to create patterns for many styles of garments with varying necklines, sleeves, dart placements, etc
There are some applications today that enable a home sewer to customize a computerized pattern to fit the wearer's body measurements. The 3D technology enables the pattern maker to see a virtual simulation of the final garment as it will appear on the wearer. For commercial clothing designers, this also reduces the Time-to-Market as well as the number of muslins and test garments that are needed. To find out more about this application check our computer Aided Design in Pattern Making course.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A PATTERN MAKER ?
A pattern maker creats a sewer's muslin or calico, similar to a actual garment to be made. Muslin material is inexpensive and is easy to work with when making quick adjustments by pinning the fabric around the wearer or a dress form. The sewer cuts muslin pieces using the same method that they will use for the actual garment, according to a pattern. The muslin pieces are then fit together and darts and other adjustments are made. This provides the sewer with measurements to use as a guideline for marking the pattern pieces and cutting the fabric for the finished garment.
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