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Pattern development

December 23, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Today I drafted a pants block in illustrator. I wanted to use, but it’s not ready for prime time. So I looked at a bunch of online tutorials for the Illustrator skills, and found this blog post with pants block drafting instructions. 

I started here:

pants block start

Then added landmarks:

pants block landmarks

Then the pattern itself:

pants block all layers

Which ends up looking like this: 

pants block draft

And prints out and assembles into this:


Next up I will cut a muslin and test it!

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August 25, 2015 6:56 pm

Hi there I just found your blog so how did your muslin come out? was it pretty right on?

Jennifer Leigh

August 25, 2015 6:56 pm

It did! And I’ve made half a dozen pairs of pants from it. 🙂 Here are the first three:

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