Remember my previous post about my daughter's birthday present: dolls and their wardrobe.
I plan to give a try in drawing sewing patterns.This project give me the opportunity to do it without using to much fabric and paper!
I use this video about draping a blouse block pattern as a strating point.
Off course, the doll isn't pinable, so I use tape instead of pins. Due to the small scale doll, I use kitchen paper instead of muslin fabric.
The photos above show you my first test on the doll. I simplify the pattern: only one dart in the front, one in the back and one on the shoulder front.
I remove the tape and the kitchen paper from the doll. I copy the resulting half front and half back pattern on paper. Then I use tape again to try it on the doll. Some photos above show you all of the process.
Then I check the fitting problem : the darts are too short on the shoulder front and the pattern is too long on the back.
Now I have to follow the same process for the sleeves, the skirt and the pants. After that, I will have to use slide and pivot technique to draw the patterns...
More important to me. What I have learn from this little try:
- Draping techniques are no so complex but need correct tools to be done: pinable dressform isn't an option!
- Using doll size is nice, but this doll is too tiny to really make a good try.
- I don't really need to follow all the process to draw simple tiny doll patterns: draping kitchen papper is OK for me.
To be continued...
- for my DD birthday present.
- for another try with a larger doll: I guess my doll from Japan will be a nice compromise.
- for drawing sewing patterns that fit for me, huby, DD.