Sew Pattern



Sew Pattern
how can i make clothing pattern and sew clothes as fast as every designers in project runway ?

I really need to know and learn how christian siriano make clothes that spectacular and amazing in just 2 days cos it took me almost a week to make a simple dress. The pattern making process took 2 days the most and 5 more days to sew it altogether, complete with the detail. Pls answer my question, cos i need it very much. Thanks b4!

If you’re working from scratch on a one-off, draping is probably the fast way to develop a garment, faster than flat patterning. That’s the way most of the PW garments are done.

The other key things are that he’s using an industrial machine (which sews MUCH faster than home machines do, and probably making full use of all the special purpose folders available for those machines. FWIW, a lot of industrials can sew at 5000 stitches per minute or so… while a home machine probably is about a tenth as fast.

The other factor is using factory sewing techniques… most of which are faster and easier than the techniques taught in home sewing. Islander Sewing’s videos and Connie Crawford’s Guide to Fashion Sewing are the two most accessible ways for “ordinary folks” to learn to sew like that.
It’s very satisfying to be able to knock out a lined vest in 40 minutes instead of half a day, or a man’s shirt in 2-3 hours instead of a day.

The other thing to think about with Christian’s designs on Project Runway: most were in dark fabric and had lots of volume — much easier to fit and hides more fitting flaws than a more tailored or fitted garment. While I have no doubt he could make a custom basic sloper (a minimal wearing ease garment like you see as “basic fitting pattern” in the back of a pattern catalog), I suspect he’d be a bit slower at it.

And then the other thing is practice… lots of practice.

Sewing & Making a Men’s Shirt : Sewing Tips: Cutting Out the Pattern & Fabric



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