Tutorials — customize

Cynthia Browneller

Screen Previews and PDF measuring tools

Using screen previews and PDF measuring toolsto review patterns before printing/cutting fabric   Patterns from Apostrophe Patterns are automatically generated to body measurements entered and style options selected. But even the best pattern algorithms need a human eye to look over the results and check that the resulting pattern looks reasonable, catch any mistaken measurement entries, or just review to adjust selected options before printing (or projecting) and cutting fabric. How to preview your pattern The easiest way to do a screen preview of your pattern is to select “Projector File” on the page size selection screen in the Apostrophe...

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Cynthia Browneller

Understanding Ease

What is “ease” and how to adjust ease amountsto customize your fit in the MyFit Joggers pattern "Ease" is a very common term to hear in reference to sewing. So, what is it and can it be adjusted to obtain a desired fit with Apostrophe Patterns? “Ease” is the difference between body measurements and fabric measurements once sewn up (also called finished measurements). It describes how the garment will fit on the body. Ease can be a positive number, which means the fabric is bigger than the body, and more ease means a looser fit. This is often referred to...

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Cynthia Browneller

MyFit Leggings to Bell Bottoms Method 2

As much as I love the drama of the Full Circle Skirt Bell Bottoms from Method #1, I wanted to experiment a little further with using a quarter circle skirt instead. I used the MyFit Leggings and the Add a Circle Skirt to anything patterns for this tutorial.    I started with my daughters measurements and used the capri option so the legging would end just below the knee. For this method, I used the side seam option so that the pattern would have a front and back piece. The leg finish is set the same as my seam allowance again. ...

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Cynthia Browneller

Using the MyFit leggings for Bell Bottoms Method 1

I always enjoy finding ways to combine patterns and do mash ups to get new looks. Someone must have mentioned bell bottoms because my mind started working on how I could achieve that look using the patterns here at Apostrophe. I love the MyFit patterns, so I definitely wanted to create the look using the pattern generators. I worked out 2 different methods for 2 different looks. This method makes a big statement and is really fun!  I am working with the MyFit Leggings and the Add a Circle Skirt to anything patterns to show you how I made bell bottoms for...

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