I’m not sure WHY i’m so late to hop on to this bandwagon, but i’m here and i’m not going anywhere!! Made to measure patterns are truly the way to go whenever possible! The company I decided to go with is called BOOTSTRAP FASHION
The way it works:
(Per their website www.bootstrapfashion.com)
Step 1: Select A Pattern
Choose a pattern design from our collection. Our pattern collection is runway inspired and designs vary from vintage to contemporary to couture.
Step 2: Measure
Measure yourself, your fit model or your client.
Step 3: Submit Your Measurements
Enter your measurements for each pattern, or create an account and save your measurements to use on multiple patterns.
Step 4: Print Pattern
After you complete your purchase, the pattern will arrive to your email box within 15-30 minutes. Print and assemble patterns; or import into Pattern Making CAD or Adobe Illustrator for further customization.
They have a ton of designs to choose from and they have them categorized by fabric type and Women(includes tops, blouses, bottoms, lingerie etc)
One thing that I love about their many many patterns is that you can add your own style to them. You can take them and design them as you like, but many you will love just the way they are 🙂 !
I printed out the 36″ PDF format so that I could take it to Fedex and have them print it out on their Plotter (a really big printer). You can print it out at home, you will just need to assemble the pattern together. Which is fine and thats what I normally do. But I honestly prefer to just have it printed out lol. I email it to fedex and tell them how many i want and pick them up ! They’re ready when I get there 🙂 I printed out two www.bootstrapfashion.com patterns yesterday and it cost 10.00 🙂 It’s .75 per square foot I think, so the price will vary depending on the size of your project. I printed out tops yesterday so they didn’t take up a lot of room 🙂
Below is my review of their lovely 56959 Which is a crop top.
I have really been in a sewing rut lately!! I always need something quick, and NEW to sew, to get me back on track! This top absolutely did that for me!! I plan on making it into a dress, as well as a jumpsuit with pants 🙂 It’s very versatile! Here are the details below on this pattern. I will update this post later today with more detailed photos.
<b>Pattern Description: </b>
Short and cute, lingerie inspired top
Wide cross back shoulder straps
Lingerie-like cut at front, and beautifully curved neckline
Wear with high-waisted pants or skirts, or under translucent garments
Use medium weight fabric with stretch
The pattern comes with a size range from EUR 32 to 46 (US 0 – 14, UK 4 – 18).
<b>Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?</b>
Yes Very much So!!!!!
<b>Were the instructions easy to follow?</b>
Yes, they were very easy to follow!! But they do advise, that they are just a guide, and you can do what feels comfortable to you!
<b>What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?</b>
I loved everything about it!! Please make sure to READ the pattern first 🙂 So that you print out the correct size!!
I used Ponte De Roma from www.fabric.com , absolutely gorgeous!! I’m also going to make this in a stretch denim 🙂
<b>Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:</b>
The only thing that I changed, I hemmed the bottom 🙂 Thats just what I prefer (with my twin needle, and with Stretch Thread in the bobbin)
<b>Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?</b>
I’m sewing it again RIGHT NOW!!
This is a great pattern, It doesn’t have very many pieces, and it’s pretty quick to sew up 🙂 Especially once you have the pattern cut out. The next time you make it will go really quickly!!
I absolutely love when inspiration hits! I begin sewing and something magical takes place!
About a year ago I was inspired by the fabulous Tracee Ellis Ross wearing a blue cowl hooded dress. It was GORGEOUS!
I was unsure how to tackle it at the time although it’s a very easy dress to make. When I came across this beautiful inspiration I had only been sewing maybe a month. Sooooo yea, albeit simple, your girl couldn’t understand how to execute it lol.
I used McCalls Pattern M7020 and for the dress I used a pattern I drafted myself for simple dresses. But you could totally use M6886, just use the sleeves and front and back peices and the Hood piece from M7020!
That’s why I’m so proud of myself and in love with this dress. This is something I wanted create and I did it. #GoMe