Once I test the block pattern I will be ready to start adjusting the sizes on the patterns I picked. I added in my measurements first and printed a blouse with princess seams. If it fits it will work for two things:making sure I have an accurate block to use to adjust the patterns and the outer shell for a dressmaker form that I need to re-size to my own measurements (see new project blog, June 2, 2012).
Once downloaded to Pattern Maker, the patterns will print on 8.5 x 11 paper or a size compatible to your printer if you have a printer that will print larger paper. Then you fit the pages together by grid number and alignment registration markings. I have printed out the block pattern pieces and taped them together. Now I have to test sew a muslin copy to see if I measured correctly. If not back to make some changes, if so, then I will be ready to move ahead on the project. I am pretty sure I will be making large alterations because the sizes seem to run small compared to current sizes. People must have been much smaller then.
|This stack of papers is a block pattern ready to tape together.|
|Block, taped together and cut out.|