Monday, July 12, 2010

Designer Secrets - Schematics Lie

There are a lot of people who work on a designers pattern when it's sold to magazines or for books. Publishing has many steps and therefore many potential times for errors to be introduced.

The schematic above accompanied a very long cardigan. On the model the hem hit about half way between the top of her leg and her knee. The measurement on the schematic shows the underarm to the hem as 15". I'm 5'2" and 15" hits me at the high hip. So did the garment stretch? Is there a typo on the schematic?

I've seen other examples of this in the past. It means that you need to look carefully at the pattern and the photo of the garment and then compare both to the schematic to be sure that you are going to end up with what you are expecting for all of your hours of hard work. Has this ever happened to you?

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