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Offline mountainmoma

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Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« on: February 17, 2017, 11:13:42 PM »
Just sharing,

First up, is this site, https://fringeassociation.com/tag/make-your-own-basics/  which is a nice list of basic items t think of having, even if you buy some used rather than making. And, each category has a number of links to patterns the author likes and recommends.

DO also notice, on the right side bar of that link, are some free knitting patterns and instructions for hats, mitts, sweaters, cowl, these when ou select " free patterns"  and links to instructions on how to cast on and how  to knit when you select " beginning to knit"

Second is a pattern for a bra that uses standard sewing machine stitches, https://sophiehines.com/collections/sewing-patterns
Photos of peple finished examples are here : https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/eulerbralette/

This link isnt a resource, maybe just an inspiration, a picture of this woman in her homemade jeans, sweater, and coat, looks like a practical suburban homesteading, middle aged, comfortable outfit to me.... https://www.instagram.com/p/BPXtFz2Fthq/
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Re: Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 03:35:37 PM »
Free patterns for womens intimates here : http://www.madalynne.com/free-sewing-patterns/    the bralettes here do not have much support and may be better suited to teens, while the panty pattern should be good for all

This same woman though has designed 2 patterns for Simplicity that you can purchase next time your local fabric store has a half off pattern sale. This one is an underwire suitable for all http://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-pattern-8229-misses-underwire-bras-and-panties/S8229.html

I have been hating buying neccesary items made in slave labor/child labor/sweatshop conditions  so think it is good to try being able to provide basics, even if not all the time, to at least know how and have done it.

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Re: Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 09:31:50 PM »
Free, basic skirts, classic circle skirts

Circle skirts, I love circle skirts, and you do not buy patterns for these, but it is sometimes hard to fit a knee length half circle skirt in standard fabric width. 1/4  circle is much easier to fit. You can sew two  widths of fabric together matching carefully before laying our your half circle, of course. We did a full length 1/4 circle skirt out of a used curtain for my daughter ( she is tall, and it was floor length !  ) So, curtains and sheeting also give the fabric width you need and often save money.

I love a half circle knee length skirt in the summer like this : http://theseamanmom.com/half-circle-skirt-lining-zipper/

By hand London has a great calculator for circle skirts here, does the math for you, and then links to instructions. I love By Hand London, and have done a few of their bought patterns http://byhandlondon.com/pages/circle-skirt-app

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Re: Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 05:10:04 PM »
I've bought several patterns from Jalie for prepping...These patters have sizes from toddler all the way up to XXL on a single pattern.  They run about $13 I think.  So for example you can buy a shirt pattern that has a couple aleve/neckline options and use it to make clothes for anyone from a grandkid up through yourself or larger, you just have to trace it out in the right size.

I picked up some shirt, pants, and jacket options, but I admit that I have never tried sewing any of them. 

Jalie pattern site

I see that they now have some underwear patterns available.  When I did my stocking up they didn't so I wound up ordering a couple patterns from I think Kwik See.

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Re: Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 06:50:05 PM »
I've bought several patterns from Jalie for prepping...These patters have sizes from toddler all the way up to XXL on a single pattern.  They run about $13 I think.  So for example you can buy a shirt pattern that has a couple aleve/neckline options and use it to make clothes for anyone from a grandkid up through yourself or larger, you just have to trace it out in the right size.

I picked up some shirt, pants, and jacket options, but I admit that I have never tried sewing any of them. 

Jalie pattern site

I see that they now have some underwear patterns available.  When I did my stocking up they didn't so I wound up ordering a couple patterns from I think Kwik See.

good resource, I just went and looked around hteir site, and the patterns are printed on regular paper, so shuld last longer, but they should be traced, so a good idea to buy some tracing paper, like this https://www.amazon.com/Swedish-Tracing-Paper-Sewing-Transfer/dp/B00E3DG2KW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487987318&sr=8-1&keywords=swiss+pattern+paper   this swedish tracing paper can even be pinned and sewn to check fit of the pattern

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Re: Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 06:20:35 AM »
I did notice on the Jalie site that not all patterns are kid-adulr size-a few are just women, some cover 18 sizes (kid to adult) and some cover a full 33 sizes.  So anyone purchasing them should check.the sizes on the individual patterns  before purchasing.

Great resource on the tracing paper!

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Re: Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 07:16:46 AM »
For knitting patterns, you really can't beat Ravelry's selection, though you do have to be a member. They have tons of free patterns, some of which are better than others.

I eventually plan to transition into machine knitting, since my hands can't really knit much anymore and it's faster to make a sweater that way anyway.

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Re: Pattern resources for basic womens clothes - sewn and knit
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 11:28:58 AM »
For knitting patterns, you really can't beat Ravelry's selection...

I was just wondering if anyone had mentioned that yet.  They're amazing.