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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Nils Sture Doublet Pattern

Earlier this year I started work on patterns for the Sture lads from Patterns of Fashion 1560-1620.

JA's pattern for the leather doublet worn by Nils Sture

I still have a lot of work to do on these patterns to have them usable across a good size range. I remembered to take a few photos when I was working on Nils' doublet.

drafting the Nils Sture doublet pattern in the original size

I have graded the doublet up from the original size however I was not satisfied with the sleeves and will revisit them. I also think that most men are larger these days then the size chart I used and that the large is not large enough. 

correcting a mistake

Perhaps 2015 will take this pattern from a UFO to a sewing project. 

I did all of my pattern drafting and grading using old school methods as at the time I only had an Android tablet to use, however now that I have a Windows tablet with Inkscape installed I may redo everything digitally. 

Garments of Svante, Nils and Erik Sture. Image source: Pinterest

The only pattern I have digitally drafted so far is Dorothea's bodies which proved my paper patterns to be accurate. The benefit of digital drafting is easy resizing, but I would then also need to have them printed. Somehow it's not as satisfying making a digital pattern. 

Have you made or graded your own patterns? Until I tried to grade a pattern for the first time I didn't realise how different it was to making just a single pattern to fit an individual. 








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