the pattern making course is excellent, and also not what i was expecting. for some reason, i thought we’d be learning techniques for measuring and adjusting ready-made patterns so that we could then use them to sew better fitting clothing. the goal is still that, but we’re actually learning how to do away with commercial patterns altogether, and instead create basic forms specific to our measurements, which we can then use to make our own patterns from scratch.
it’s like learning how to to bake a cake using flour, sugar, baking soda etc. plus your favourite flavourings, after spending your whole life feeling unsatisfied by treats made from a boxed supermarket mix.
someday, i’m going to sew my butch the most perfect suit she’s ever known.