The aim of this draftalong is to keep it simple and show that pattern drafting need not be intimidating. We'll be working together, through instructions as laid out in "Shirts, Blouses, and Tops" by Belinda Musgrave. The book takes a very simple and methodical approach so we should have fun with this!
The idea is to start with this....
...then at the end of this process we will all hopefully have a template,and the necessary knowhow, to create as many different blouses,shirts and tops as our imagination will allow. Tailored to fit our specific figures. Totally bespoke and unique to us. Here are some exmples from the book...I'm loving the whole nautical theme here!
I have a good idea on the format each post will most likely follow. (At the moment the plan is to have PDF's for each post so you can print off things like instructions and scale patterns at each stage. If I can figure out the process! There'll be text & scanned images directly from the book supported by text and images from me and my understanding of the process ) But I wanted to use this post as an opportunity to gain your feedback on the overall idea, how it's taking shape and the rough plan detailed above. Is there anything in particular that freaks you out about drafting? Is there anything you specifically want to cover in more detail during the draftalong? We're right at the conceptual stage at the moment, so now is your chance to influence the final shape of it. Think of it this way: If you were planning this draftalong, what would you include??? So please feel free to use the comments section for any ideas, requests, suggestions etc AND, equally importantly, if you're interested, to SIGN UP! I'll post a more structured schedule once I've taken on board your feedback and ideas...:)
PS: Images taken from the book will be much better during the draftalong I promise. Scanner has died so had to photograph these ones, but will have that rectified very shortly...Px