Cynthia Browneller

Tips for using flat front, elastic back waistband

Tips for the flat-front waistband on the MyFit Joggers The number of style options in MyFit patterns makes them among the most versatile PDF sewing patterns available. On the MyFit Joggers, there are six waistband options alone. The large number of style options, means the combination of options, plus the pattern’s adjustments for fabric stretch and body measurements means the possible different patterns that can be generated is almost unlimited. For certain options however, some limits or caveats have to be added as a warning to avoid unwanted results from a combination of options that ends up being incompatible. The...

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Methods to preview and compare your custom Apostrophe patterns

Previewing your Apostrophe pattern is a great way to visualize what a custom generated pattern based on your measurements will look like. Sometimes, after making a toile or muslin, which is a practice garment, adjustments to your measurements will be needed or you may prefer a different style option than originally selected.  Comparing your first pattern to your adjusted pattern is an excellent way to check the changes before moving back to fabric. There are two ways to do this. First, by printing a miniature copy of your pattern in both the test and the adjusted pattern. Second, by using a...

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Using free vector editing software, Inkscape, to compare your Apostrophe patterns

In our last post, we discussed printing physical, miniature copies of your original and adjusted patterns to view the changes that happen to your pattern based on new options or measurements. Another method, which is completely digital, is to use a free program called Inkscape. In Inkscape we are able to overlay the two patterns digitally.  Let’s walk through that method now. You will need to have downloaded and installed Inkscape. Inkscape is a free program and a great tool, especially when comparing patterns. You can find it here.  Click on your operating system to begin the download. Before opening Inkscape...

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Print mini sized patterns for comparing and adjusting your Apostrophe patterns

Printing a miniature pattern can be a quick method to compare versions of your Apostrophe custom fit patterns, to see differences and determine what measurement changes you want to make. Or if you prefer digital tools, see our post on using Inkscape to do comparisons here. Let’s first walk through printing the patterns. To do this, go back into your project, use the previous button until you get to the page that asks how you would like your pattern pieces. For mini patterns, you will want to select as few pieces as possible.  This option may is not available on...

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