Hi Everyone. If you hadn’t noticed I don’t check on this blog everyday any more.
If you do have a question about pattern making, or a particular problem you’re trying to fix, please remember it helps if you can send me either a scan of your paper pattern (or photo) or your CAD file so I can see what you are actually talking about … also a photo of the garment where the problem is. As much info as you can send, the better … I won’t be offended by too much! What is annoying is when someone sends a question reading something like this one ….
Hi Stuart i can’t get the pattern for for boy shorts right what am i doing wrong?
Yes this is an example of a real email, cut and pasted! I mean how am I supposed to answer that? I love helping people, but I won’t make a huge effort to help someone if they aren’t prepared to even fill me in on what the problem is. I need to see information people, exactly where you are having the problem, at what step of the way your wheels fell off, the exact shape of the curve you are using somewhere … otherwise I’m just sending one guess after another and it takes an awful lot of time! I am happy to help … in fact I love helping believe it or not … but you need to help me to help you first. Gather up all your information, and attatch it to the email or comment … you can attach images to the comments you know … then we can all learn from each other. But most of all … I need to see the pattern you are having trouble with before I can advise you … no pattern, no advice OK?
Another thing I need to remind people of is that I’m in Australia. I don’t know many pattern makers, suppliers, wholesalers, machinery shops, etc. overseas … so it’s really hard to answer those type of questions. Again please do ask them in the comments in the hope that those local to you might be able to answer them.
Really, everything you might think to ask (that is within the scope of stretch fit pattern making) has already been answered … you just need to find it on this site.