What are the balance marks Why are they important on a pattern?
Balance points are pointers on your pattern that help you put pieces together correctly, as well as help you when you are sewing a very long, or curved seam.
What are the dots on a sewing pattern for?
Dots are made in various sizes by the pattern companies. These must be marked onto your fabric. They indicate starting and stopping points for stitching, as well as points to match up markings for things like darts.
What is a balanced pattern?
Balance refers to the “hang” of the garment. If a garment is balanced, it will hang straight, rather than twisting or having folds. When creating patterns you need to do the following to make sure your pattern will be balanced: correctly mark the pattern grain on the pattern pieces.
What are the little triangles on sewing patterns?
Sewing notches are the little triangles or markings on your sewing pattern that help you match up your pieces. They may seem a pain when you are cutting your fabric out but they stop you joining pieces upside down or back to front and having to spend a frustrating time with your seam ripper later on.
What are the steps in manipulating basic pattern?
To create a simple pattern, a pattern maker would have to follow five essential steps: gathering their material, taking proper measurements, adding styles and designs, grading their design, then draping it to result in the final garment.