Dot Pattern System Deluxe
June 27th, 2010 | Link
When I visited my parents last, my mom loaned me The Dot Pattern System Deluxe, a pattern drafting system from 1969. The way it works is that you take your personal bust and hip measurements and then use a special tape measure to scale the pattern from the binder to your own size, by sticking one end of the tape through a cross on the pattern page and then making marks for each dot at the specified distance. So this:
turns into this:
Talk about a maxi dress!
There are over a hundred patterns in the book,covering just about any type of garment you might want to make. House dress? Check:
Office wear – or is this a cocktail dress? Either way, check:
And I’m not even sure what this ensemble would be called – but you can make one:
Some of the coats are actually cute – though it’s the styling on this one that I love. Over the knee red rain boots?
and that hat!
Practically, you’re also covered for your wedding:
and what follows:
There are even patterns for your man:
and of course the kids (creepy, creepy kids):
I actually like those two coats, and I might attempt one at some point. Or maybe something simpler to start – I could really use a house dress…