that is awesome, I'm doing a sew-a-long in September and I was in search for some free patterns, you are an answer to prayers!
What a neat site! I'd love to try it out, but I've never worked with fixed patterns before. Any suggestions? How would you modify the pattern to fit?
Has anyone downloaded one of these? It looks like you can put in your measurements - do you pay for these?Thanks so much!Tiffanyhttp://pixiepatternandsewing.blogspot.com
Wait. These are free? :O
How does a fixed pattern work? How do you know what size it is? Do you just have to make a muslin and adjust from there?
What a great site!! The styles look cute!
I'm with Trisha. Please explain. I did some google searches but came up empty.
Yes, if you could explain what a fixed pattern is, I would love to know because some of these patterns are great!
Fehr Trade has a guide on buying from the sitehttp://www.fehrtrade.com/article/493/how-to-buy-lekala-patternsShe mentions that the free example patterns measurements are 165h/84b/74ub/64w/92h in cm, these would then have to be graded...
@Meg the Grand@Amanda@Trisha@Lauren@TiffanyTo all who asked about the 'fixed' part. These patterns are in sample size. That is:33 Bust25 Waist36 HipThat's small for most. If you want to try and grade it yourself here's a good article about the cut and spread method:http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-gradingIf you're close to the sample size you could try in muslin first and add where you need as you go. Or if you're daring add where you think will be needed without doing a muslin.
There are a handful of patterns that they will send custom sizes for FREE! Link: http://leko-mail.net/mod-e.php?t=4&a=0&n=1
Wow! fixed pattern so happens to be near to my measurements32-24-35 wow. now i can grade them down a bit and use them right away! Thanks so much for sharing this site, this is like dream come true! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
thank you soooooooo much!!
If anyone gets one please report back! I am interested since my measurements are close, but a little nervous about downloading their pattern printing software.
This is so awesome thanks for posting!! I've been looking for a simple pencil skirt pattern and now I can get one for free! And free's always good in my book!-Tabathawww.bloomestheticsstudio.blogspot.com
that's a wonderful site!!! thanks a lot!
Oh, thank you thank you THANK YOU for posting this! Those are my measurements, too - I'm so stoked! =D
This is so great! thanks for sharing! and i found that if i put the url for the technical info page for each into Google translate i got most of it translated to English. :) what a treasure trove!! smolderingwickdesigns.blogspot.com
This site is nice. I do recognize some of the dress patterns. I've seen some of them on this site: http://m-sewing.com/ all the patterns are available for free download and are available in small, med, large and sometimes extra-large.
I've finished a dress from one of their patterns...I'm a size "in-between" S and M, so I just added a couple of cm to the side seam allowances and it fits well. Also, I downloaded the pdf version of the pattern, no problem/virus whatsoever so far.Pictures os the dress over here http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/pink-oriental-dress in case someone's interested.
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