If the T-shirt project is teaching me anything it’s that my “who reads the manual, let’s start pushing buttons” approach to life only makes for moderate success in pattern drafting.
While I firmly believe that one of the best ways to learn about anything is to screw it up a lot, I’m frustrated that I’m not being able to produce what’s in my head because my pattern manipulation skills need to be sharpened. My #4 t-shirt turned out okay (I’ll blog it tomorrow or the next day), but I’m annoyed with my #5 t-shirt because other than my shoddy messing around with gathering, it turned out great. Perhaps my early success with the CAbi knockoff made me a little too reckless.
I have the 2000 edition of Patternmaking for Fashion Design on reserve at the library, but in the meantime, does anyone know of any good resources for pattern manipulation?