1. More flexibility
This method allows for easy changes such as using different fabric widths and making simple fit and design changes yourself. Using patterns that fit into a zero waste square or rectangular block is a very efficient way to work. It means that it is easier to patchwork together remnants or use left over fabrics you already have lying around.
2. An easy way to learn to self draft your own patterns
Working this way will help you to start building a toolbox of skills, and you will learn an alternative method of self drafting your own sewing patterns, which are super easy for beginners to understand.
3. Less fabric and paper waste!
*Based on using a fabric that is 150cm / 59 inches wide. You can make this coat longer or shorter by choosing a fabric with a wider or narrower width. Please note if you need a longer arm length than the below measurement you will need to add more to your fabric usage. Add double the amount you need, ie to add 5cm / 2 inches your sleeve length your fabric usage will be 150cm / 59 ½ inches. This is particularly important for the SHORT COAT as if your sleeve is too short the arm band will sit higher on the arm and feel too tight. More detailed adjustment info is included in the pattern.
SIZE CHART SIZE ONE: Chest/bust 86-104cm / 33-40", waist 66-84cm / 26-33", hip 88-108cm / 34-42"
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS SIZE ONE
-Length, shoulder to hem: 77cm / 30 1/4 inch
-Chest/waist/hem circumference: 185cm / 72 3/4 inch
-Sleeve/arm length, true shoulder point to sleeve hem: 57cm / 22 1/2 inch
-Sleeve bicep circumference: 42cm / 16 ½ inch
-Sleeve wrist circumference: 27cm / 10 ½ inch
-Length, shoulder to hem: 118cm / 46 inch
-Chest/waist/hem circumference: 162cm / 63 ½ inch
-Sleeve/arm length, true shoulder point to sleeve hem: 57cm / 22 inch
-Sleeve bicep circumference: 52cm / 20 inch
-Sleeve wrist circumference: 37cm / 14 ½ inch