This week we started pattern cutting in preparation for our shirt project:

  1. Drafting a classic shirt block and sleeves
  2. Drafting a range of collars (mandarin and classic shirt) and cuffs
  3. Adding darts and shaping, pockets and shirt tails

All patterns were taken from Winifred Aldrich’s Metric Pattern Cutting.


Definitely a left brain exercise, which I enjoyed when I treated it like a crossword or logic puzzle.