Figure Type, Body Build, Pattern Size, and Pattern Information Objectives 1.02 and 1.03
Figure types • Figure types, which are used by pattern companies, are determined by height and proportion.
Unisex patterns are designed for either males or females. • Wearing ease is the amount of fullness in clothing needed for movement and comfort.
The correct size for a dress depends on the closest bust measurement. • Men’s dress shirts are sized according to neck size and arm length.
The Pattern Envelope The pattern envelope contains information about the garment on the front, back, and inside.
The Pattern Envelope • On the front of the pattern envelope you will find: Company/Name Information: The pattern identification number and size/sizes of the pattern pieces.
Pattern Envelope Continued… • Views: A drawing, detailed sketch, or photograph that shows the style or styles the pattern pieces can make. To assist a consumer in pattern selection, a detailed drawing or photograph of the completed garment is found in the pattern catalog.
On the back of the pattern envelope you will find: • Back views: drawings of what the garment looks like from the rear view • Body measurements: Standard body measurements used to help select pattern sizes.
Back of the Pattern Envelope Continued… • Garment measurements: Measurements of the finished product. • Notions: Other items needed to complete the garment such as buttons, zippers, bias tape, elastic, thread, snaps, lace, trim,…
Suggested fabrics: What fabrics work best for the type of garment to be made. Note: For a successful project the type of fabric chosen depends on the person’s sewing experience.
Written descriptions: Gives details of the finished apparel item. • Yardage chart: The amount of fabric, interfacing, or lining necessary to complete the construction project. • Other materials needed: If a lining or interfacing is required.
Inside the Pattern Envelope • Inside the pattern envelope are the Pattern and Guide Sheet.