Okay, it's time to work on the knit wear pattern blocks. Actually, I'd skipped those chapters during my studies on account of just not being able to do them before. (The whole selection is strictly drafted using a dressform.) I'd actually forgotte about these, that's okay though, I'll read through them over the next few days and get this area of patternmaking tackled too. Can't wait to discover what's different about drafting for knit designs.
When I have the time I like to read, but when I don't have time, reading can be a painful chore even if it's to learn about something I'm really interested in like these instructions for drafting knit wear patterns. I've always loved learning how to do things. The way I take on the task though, is simply to read the material aloud, preferably into a recorder, but if I don't have one, without works okay too. The recorder just helps me remember better even if I don't actually listen to the recording after.
Now the other day I was talking about organic and eco-friendly fabric resources I would use when I start drafting my own patterns. I forgot something though, a buddy of mine and myself had been working on a quilt and fabric project site a while ago (the site has to undergo some repairs before we start working on it again mind you) but he'd introduced me to a great online fabric store a while back, called Fabric.com and I thought I'd go see what their new organic and eco friendly fabric section had to offer. (I thought I might have seen some better prices but I'm wasn't sure) Turns out if I order my fabric from them I can get atleast a dollar or more off per yard of material than I can any where else online. So their eco friendly inventory is every bit a part of their hallmark trait of great fabric deals, real nice.
Now I just have to be sure to add Fabric.com to my squidoo pages sometime so my readers there can use that great resource as well. For anyone who might be curious about our above mentioned quilt and fabric project website though here's the link (mind you it's meant for home sewers and crafters) and we've got our affiliate links to Fabric.com there as well:
As for my patternmaking endeavors, turns out I won't be able to buy my poster boards to transfer my master blocks until the end of this month, no problem though, I am going to make the best use of my time and start typing up my ads I'm going to put up at the Fashion Industry Network, my blog here and the Sewing Mamas forum. I just wish I could put up an ad on The Fashion Spot too, for newbies or something, that would be cool. I'm planning to offer a discount patternmaking service as a novice patternmaker. I'm so excited about it, I'm shooting for the end of December/beginning of January to launch my ads. I just have to get my master blocks/basic slopers completed and ready to work with for when I get my client's projects. I'll try like heck not to let anything get in the way. I better get done too because my brother is talking about moving out in a while so I've got financial needs to prepare for as well.
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