Flat Patternmaking – perhaps with a little practice…

Sadly, your multi-dispersion back patterns on the last exam were a disaster.  Only one person came close to creating a correct version.

Thus, you will redo this pattern from start-to-finish.

A.  Multi-dispersion back:

1.  Look in the index of your textbook and find the multi-dispersion pattern.  Reread the page for complete understanding before proceeding to the pattern.  Use your book as needed.

2.  Trace and cut out your back sloper accurately.  Add a HBL at the shoulder-blade level, making certain that it is perfectly squared from the CB.

3.  Check your back waist dart to determine if it is properly uprighted.  If not, upright the waist dart either now on or on your finished dispersion pattern.

4.  Use the pivotal-slash technique to create the multi-dispersion pattern.  With your traced working pattern pinned to a foam board over a different color of paper, evenly distribute the shoulder dart to the three locations and tape or pin in place.

5.  Trace your slashed working pattern onto the new paper.  Be careful to trace perfectly.  Transfer all necessary markings.  Back off your dart correctly.

6.  Finalize and cut out your pattern (without seam allowances at this time, however, mark each seam “+SA”).  Cup the pattern at the waist dart before drawing/cutting the waist seam.

7.  For those who know how to annotate the pattern, please do so.  For those who do not yet know how to annotate, make sure your name is on the pattern piece.

8.  Hand in both the slashed and taped working pattern and the finalized pattern before the end of class.

B.  Four Clinging Skirts

1.  Using the four one-dart working patterns you received and cut out, create four different clinging bell skirts.

2.  Making sure you keep the colors in the order given, create the skirts using ever deeper dart points as marked on the working patterns.  The first dart point is at the 6.5″ level.

3.  Remember to cut out the original dart intake on each skirt.

4.  Slash to-but-not-through the dart point of each skirt from the waist to dart point and the hem to dart point.  Pivot the dart closed at waist and tape the slashed line at the waist to the dart point.

5.  The skirt working pattern will have an opening where the flare would fall.  You do not have to trace the skirts at this time.

6.  For comparison of the skirt shapes created, stack and hold all four CF seams together.  Note the variation of flares.

7.  Make sure your name is on all four patterns and turn them in by the end of the class.

C.  Three skirts of your choice.

1.  Using your textbook and the skirt sloper working patterns you received, create three different skirts.

2.  Choose only skirts we have not done already in class or as homework.

3.  Cut, slash, and pivot as needed to develop each of the three skirts.

4.  Trace each new skirt pattern, blending and trueing as necessary.

5.  Finalize the patterns without seam allowance at this time, however, write “+SA” at every seam line.

6.  Make sure that your name appears on each and every pattern piece.

7.  Annotate the pattern pieces with the name of each skirt and the corresponding page number from your textbook.

8.  Hand in the three skirt patterns by the end of the class period.

NOTE:  Make sure you re-read the chapter on Contouring.  We will start the next class period with a quiz on contouring principles so make sure you read for comprehension.

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