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01 Apr 2009 - 14:4912352
Fabric Land ~ Patterns
i thought i would share this lovely bit of info that Fabric Land stores are doing deals on patterns until Saturday : D

I know for sure that Simplicity has awesome great deals! and few other pattern companies.

i got genie pants pattern for only £3.95 BARGAIN!

so i would suggest abusing this while you can : D


01 Apr 2009 - 18:1912358
Haha, patterns are for the weak!








(I don't really mean this, I just personally hate patterns with their stupid flimsy paper and their weird instructions that make no sense. That's why I make my own because at least then I've got some idea about what the hell I'm doing. People who can actually use patterns are in high regard from me, mainly because they can actually make the things.)

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01 Apr 2009 - 20:4512362
I hate patterns too D: I thought using them would help me sew better-fitting clothes, but I'm copying off preexisting clothes as usual because THE INSTRUCTIONS MAKE NO SENSE!

Seriously, what is this:

Stitch the long edge of the under collar onto the neckline: start at the back center line towards the shoulders. Continue stitching the edges of the lapel collar. Press the allowances of the collar edges apart, and press the dart flat. Stitch the narrow side of the top collar onto the facing until you reach the corner. At the corners, cut the allowances of the facing. Stitch the long edges of the top collar. Press the allowances apart. Fold the facing inside. Press the seam allowances inside, but don’t stitch them yet. Pin the collar edges on top of each other, be exact.

It took me hours to figure out what the hell this was telling me to do D:

Ahem, anyway...

Pattern sale! Yay! For when I want to torture myself making future cosplays XDDDD


01 Apr 2009 - 22:4312365
I'm the opposite end of the spectrum - I'd be lost without patterns! Half the reason why Viola's given me so much trouble is because it's going to have to be made with almost no guidance from patterns >_<

No way I can get to a Fabricland before Saturday though, boo!


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01 Apr 2009 - 23:0612367
I find the pattern pieces really handy...

I just use the pieces and ignore the instructions, using my own common sense (which may be half the reason most of my cosplays look... well, like shit to be frank. HAHA) but the instructions confuse me too much when i read them.

If I get REALLY stuck, then I'll try and decipher the instructions... but most of the time I try and stick to my own common sense and try to work out where tab A and tab B go. ^^;;;

Will be heading to fabricland though and gathering up patterns for Millenia, Giselle and other possibly helpful ones.


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03 Apr 2009 - 10:5512452
Quote Silver:
I find the pattern pieces really handy...

I just use the pieces and ignore the instructions, using my own common sense (which may be half the reason most of my cosplays look... well, like shit to be frank. HAHA) but the instructions confuse me too much when i read them.


I do the same thing. I don't often use patterns, but when I do the only time I use the instructions is when working out how many pieces of each to cut from which fabric, then I leave them alone. They make no sense to normal human beings!!!!

They are great for working out the shapes of the parts, which is really handy when you've never made a particular garment before, or don't have a pre-made one at home to copy!


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06 Apr 2009 - 02:1512528
Patterns are confusing, they're the reason I'm not making my Tsunade costume. I got a pattern for a kimono and couldn't work out which one was for the belt. On the other hand, patterns for small things are useful (by small things I mean accessories and plushies)


06 Apr 2009 - 09:1412534
This offer has been on for a good few weeks. ><

I love patterns.
i hardly ever use them as they are though.
i'm always modifying them or changing them in some way to make my own.

but i base simple dress shapes on them.
made the entire pattern apart from the body part for my amulet dia from bits of patterns i'd already modified. XD

the only patterns i wouldn't recommend using you're own common sense for are kimono patterns.
it took me 2 hours to figure out what the hell i was doing and it would have been totally impossible if i hadn't read the instructions. some patterns are just complicated enough. althoughthe intructions could be slightly more helpful. *nod*


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