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Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Pogonip wrote:

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Coming in late, I don't see the original message so I don't
know exactly what the question is, but if OP is looking for
a similar shorts pattern (with a yoke), in a big three
pattern:

http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=7229

http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=2894

http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=3849

http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=4889

http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=6354

http://www.butterick.com/item/F1270.htm?search=shorts&page=2

Beverly




Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
BEI Design wrote:
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http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=7229
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http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=2894
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http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=3849
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http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=4889
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http://www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?dvPage=designFrontBack.cfm&design=6354
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Beverly, Pora found a pattern, but she's gotten recommendations for
Click & Sew pants, and I asked how that would work given that the style
Pora wants doesn't have a standard waistband or an elastic waistband.
I'm just trying to figure out how adaptable these pattern programs
really are - if they can produce a variety of styles or if the user has
to get into pattern drafting.
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Joanne
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Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?


Pogonip wrote:
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I'm the last one to ask, remember I gave up on creating a
pattern for a fitted dance jacket and deactivated and
returned the program.  That was after a great deal of
discussion with customer service, trying without success to
get a proper two-piece sleeve to print.  <shrug>  It
obviously works very well for some here, it did not work for
*me*.

Beverly



Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
BEI Design wrote:
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If you can only make standard designs, even with the ability to adjust
them for "non-standard" bodies, it wouldn't be of interest to me.  I
have sometimes found a pattern that I like, then made quite a few things
from it, making styling changes to the basic form.  That I can handle.
The few times I've really looked at a system, it has been a lot of work
to enter all the measurements, then print out and paste together the
result, and the result wasn't really something I wanted anyway.  LOL!
Standard designs are readily available and I don't need to adjust for
high shoulder, odd hip, etc.
--
Joanne
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Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Pogonip wrote:
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Dress Shop only creates standard designs, unless they have changed it in
the past 3-5 years.  Wild Ginger gives tons of options.  Here's a sample
list of settings you can change by the inch for garments you are
designing:

http://www.wildginger.com/products/PMSettings.htm

this is one example of what the style setting panels look like:

http://www.wildginger.com/products/PMComponents.htm

and here's a style sheet of a garment created so you can see all the
customization available:

http://www.wildginger.com/products/PMDesignSheet.htm

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
BEI Design wrote:
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I had a similar experience with Dress Shop, which I expected to love
after drooling over it for a few years, except that in my case I could
not get the patterns to print no matter what and customer service didn't
seem to be able to help me.  I was devastated, but once I found Wild
Ginger I eventually made a full recovery.

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Pogonip wrote:
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The full-bore program offers an option for a yoke on pants.  If you
download the demo, you can create every single option that you can
create without using the pattern editor and see it for yourself.  But
creating a yoke manually is not difficult.

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Pogonip wrote:
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The full program has CAD in it.  The C&S patterns don't.

It looks like that pattern should be fairly easy to create from any
loose-fitting shorts pattern -- draw a yoke line that is half the length
from waist to hip on the pattern front and pattern back, split the
pattern pieces at that point, add a seam line to both pieces where you
split the pattern, take the yoke pieces and place center fronts on fold
and cut a full-width front and back piece, and draw a bias seam line.

Or if Pora is close enough to standard pattern sizes, she can just buy
the un-customized New Look pattern

http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=6354

for under $5 (which would cost her $60 to get via Unique Patterns
because they split it into three -- board shorts $21.95, capris and long
pants $21.95, skirt $18.95 -- the Unique Patterns page clearly shows the
New Look logo and a pattern number, so I hunted for that to see if the
pattern was still in print, so I did) and make any alterations she
needed on those pattern pieces.

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
On Jun 4, 5:05 am, Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply


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Samantha,
I understand your approach.  Can you suggest a pattern that has a
waist that is good for this?  I am under the impression that the
waistband/yoke of the pattern I like is specifically shaped to get a
nice curve from waist to hip.  This is important to me, as my waist is
not close to standard proportions.  (Thus the interest in custom
generated patterns.)  Standard fitted hip patterns would contain darts
or pleats, and non-fitted/elastic waist ones would be too boxy.

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Unfortunately my experience with trying to adapt standard patterns has
left me scarred for life!

Pora

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
wurstergirl wrote:
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There is a pattern for yoga pants on Burda style At this URL
http://spedr.com/4r6me
It cost $2.50 to download. You have to sign up for the site but there
are also lots of free patterns there. You may be able to adapt them to
your needs. The site gives download instructions also. I'm sorry I
didn't send you this sooner but I just found it today.
Juno


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Thanks for looking.  This pattern is for knits, which wouldn't really
be appropriate for boardshorts.

Pora

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
wurstergirl wrote:

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That's easy.  It's like removing the waistband of a regular pair of
slacks with a regular waistband to create the yoke, widening it just
enough to get it past your hips without needing a zipper, and doubling
it to make the oversized casing for the drawstring.

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Okay, not knowing your specific measurements, and knowing how
un-standard my measurements are and how much I would hate to reveal them
publically so that I am not going to ask yours, if you are not close to
a standard hourglass shape -- either too hourglass or not enough, and I
have been on both ends of the spectrum over the course of my life --
these are not going to look the same on you as they do in the picture,
and you might not get the look you want.  Have you considered cloning a
garment you already own that has the fit/look you want and just adding
the oversized casing thing to make them?

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*chuckle*  Uh-huh.  It still takes me three or four iterations to get a
standard pattern to fit right.  I used to end up finally getting one
pattern to fit and then making dozens of garments from it because I
didn't want to go through the hassle of having to mess with getting
another pattern to fit.

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?

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Thanks for the pointer.  The reviews are very good so I'm going to go
ahead with it!

Pora

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Dear Pora,

I'm an oversized petite, too, so I empathize with you.  I own PMB,
have used AutoCad, Dress Shop, and a number of other patternmaking
software products as a teacher.  I've solved the problem with
commercial patterns by just enlarging the waist, where I differ vastly
from the "norm."  Here's what I do.  Buy the size that comes closest
to fitting your hips.  Then cut the seam allowance but not all the
way--just enough to move it over one fourth of what you need to add.
This will also add to the above the hip measurement, usually just the
amount you need for comfort.  All you will have done is give yourself
the needed amount of room in the waist and above the hips.  "New Look"
patterns is owned by Simplicity, so if you like Simplicity patterns,
you'll like New Look.   This particular pattern appears to have a wide
waist line, so if you decide to alter as I stated above, make sure
that you pin the waistband in place before you alter, so that both
alterations work together.

Teri

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
On May 30, 11:12 am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Buy the size that comes closest
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Teri, upon rereading your instructions I finally get what you mean.
Thanks for the tip!  I'm glad you recommend this technique!

Re: Plus-size Petite
It just occurred to me to look at size charts for men's pants.  I
think men's shorts proportions would just about work for me.  If I
could find very low rise men's trunks/boardshorts, maybe they'd sit at
my waist and basically be my petite-plus women's boardshorts.  Dare I
dream of buying off the rack???

Pora


Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
wurstergirl wrote:
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Way back in my younger (and much slimmer) days, I bought men's
Seafarer's, the navy jeans, and removed the waistband, turned under the
seam allowance and sewed it down, and had bell-bottom hiphuggers.  Men's
pants fit very differently than women's.
--
Joanne
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