Anatomy of MySizePatterns
Each MySizePatterns pattern has a fascinating story to tell about the garment that you are going to make. Make sure you do not miss a thing.
Take a glance at a page below featuring a part of a pattern piece. You see not only some lines creating the contours of a pattern element but you can also find descriptions and numbers both inside and outside the pattern piece, dotted lines indicating the margins and much more. All these information bits mean something and are a great help during organizing the pages, printing, assembly of the pattern pieces, cutting the fabric and sewing. See how great it works.
The first thing that you should check is that you have printed /going to print the correct pattern size and that the printer scaling settings are correct. So have a look at the label attached to any pattern piece to inspect the size and the pattern name/number. Print the page or pages containing the scaling check boxes and check if they measure correctly. More about printing MySizePatterns you can find in the article “Printing the pattern“.
In the bottom left corner on each page you will find information about the position of a gien page on in the PDF tiled grid. This defines the position of the page in the row / column layout. Moreover, the pages are also numbered (along the grid rows), which enables you to check their placement during the assembly process as well. MySizePatterns patterns have unique margins located only along two page edges – crucial in a unique pattern assembly process. We have covered this topic in a dedicated article ” Pattern assembly ” so let’s move to other patern features.
To begin with a pattern label. Each piece is equiped with a label stating the name of the piece and much more.
You will also find on a pattern piece the information where the fold line of a fabric is intended to be and where/how the straight grain of the fabric should run.
Once your pattern pieces have been but cut out, you will focus on the information extremely helpful at a garment construction stage. You will find notches placed along the outer edges of the pattern, which tell you where the two pattern pieces should be joined together.
Not to mention markings inside pattern pieces such as darts or markings specific for a given pattern/model explained in a Full Sewing Guide accompanying the MySizePatterns project. All this, to make sure that you get as much support as possible during your sewing experience.