I have created pattern drafting instructions and pattern slopers for fashion basics and classic styles. I release these into the commons to encourage all who enjoy sewing to take their skills further.
To navigate to a pattern drafting instructions or slopers you can copy and size, please click on any of the links below.
Flat Pattern Drafting Instructions
Please read this posting on how to take your own measurements. Alternately, if you want you can use Misses Standard Size measurements from sizes 6 through 20 as provided here.
Drafting instructions for Basic Sheath (Pencil) Skirt – From a vintage pattern handout
Drafting instructions for Basic Half Circle Skirt
Drafting instructions for a Gored Skirt
Finished patterns photographed and ready for sizing in your graphics program
I am making available photographs of the final patterns for dresses, skirts and blouses that I developed through a vintage draping technique called Precision Draping (by Nellie Weymouth). The patterns were developed on a Standard Misses Size 8. The patterns are photographed on a grid using inches. You may copy the photos and then size up or down in your graphics program like Adobe.
Standard Misses Size 8 Sloper
Standard Misses Size 8 Sloper: Bodice front, Bodice Back, Skirt Front, Skirt Back and Unfitted Sleeve
Alice Elizabeth, a 1950s inspired daytime/house dress. Based on a dress by Pat Perkins
Photographs of the original Pat Perkins dress. Analysis of style and evaluation of sewing details.
Photographs of finished pattern for you to copy and size.
Photograph of the finished Alice Elizabeth dress, with some construction and finishing details.
Linda, a 1940s inspired walking skirt and short dolman sleeve blouse
Linda: 1940s Walking Skirt and Short Dolman Sleeve Blouse Pattern Diagram
Sewing Details for the Linda: 1940s Walking Skirt and Short Dolman Sleeve Blouse
(sewing details includes photos of inside of the skirt and blouse, as well as the finished garments on size 8 dress form, and on me.)