Drafting Leggings Pattern

Description
Advanced | 24 min
Taught by Cal Patch
Learn how to draft your very own pattern for a custom pair of leggings, using your measurements, taken from your body, as the foundation. You'll be the designer and decide on ankle, calf or knee length, high or low waist... whatever your heart desires. Cal will show you how to take your measurements and explain the concept of "negative ease." Then you will transfer those measurements to paper with a little patternmaking mojo. At the end of this workshop, you'll be ready for Cal's workshop on sewing leggings from your freshly-drafted, custom pattern. Download the Measurements Worksheet PDF before you begin – to assist in getting proper measurements.

What you will learn:
— Choosing fabric for leggings
— How to take your own measurements
— Plotting measurements and drafting a pattern
— Determining negative ease for stretch fabrics
— Labeling and cutting pattern
Chapters
Introduction
00:32
Getting Started
01:39
00:54
01:30
Drafting the Pattern
02:39
05:07
05:48
Finish the Pattern
04:02
02:31
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Materials: Paper
  • pencil
  • paper scissors
  • ruler
  • measuring tape
  • notebook
  • clear tape
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
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