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    American Garment Cutting System Scale / Approption Rulers | Plus Size Included

    $5.00

    Scale rulers or approportioning scales were used in many patent based systems for pattern drafting throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s. These rulers are based on a set of mathematical units that equate to fractions of an inch.

    Rulers were sold in sets and labeled with different measures. You use the ruler corresponding to the matching body or length measurement as instructed in the draft instructions.

    What is included in the download:

    • Scales 15in to 60in for the American Garment Cutting System
    • PNG and JPG files ready to use for traditional drafting.
    • Printable PDF files to print the rulers for traditional cutting.
    • Explanations of the rulers and how to assemble PDFs
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    Diamond Cutting System Scale / Approption Rulers | Plus Size Included

    $5.00

    Scale rulers or approportioning scales were used in many patent based systems for pattern drafting throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s. These rulers are based on a set of mathematical units that equate to fractions of an inch.

    Rulers were sold in sets and labeled with different measures. You use the ruler corresponding to the matching body or length measurement as instructed in the draft instructions.

    What is included in the download:

    • Scales 14in to 60in for the Diamond Cutting System.
    • Printable PDF files to print the rulers for traditional cutting.
    • PNG and JPG files ready to use for traditional drafting.
    • Explanations of the rulers and how to assemble PDFs
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  • Hand Sewing Needle Selection Guide & Cheat Sheets

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    Do you hand sew?

    This guide and cheat sheet will help you choose the right hand sewing needles for your projects. Includes a printable cheat sheet to keep handy in your sewing room as well as detailed information on each needle type.

    Page Count: 12 pages

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  • Mini Practice Blocks for Pattern Hacking

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    Are you trying to learn pattern manipulation or pattern hacking? Checked out my video and wanted to try it out for yourself?

    These mini pattern blocks/slopers are pint sized but perfect for practice. Each pattern piece is on one letter sized page, making practice fast and easy.

    What is included?

    • Bodice front and back mini block
    • Sleeve mini block
    • Skirt front and back mini block
    • Pant from and back mini block
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    Sewing Project Planning Guide and Workbook for Costumers

    $15.00 $10.00

    The Sewing Project Planning Guide is designed to help you get organized, keep track of your projects, and document your work. Documentation is helpful for getting a handle on what you did in each costume you made. You may want to go back and repair or upgrade an older costume. What fabric did you use and where did you get it? What paint color did you use on a prop? How did you get the finished look and what techniques did you use? The more costumes you build – the great chance you have of forgetting those little details. Documentation helps you to get repeatable results.

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  • Sewing Studio Buyers Guide

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    Are you ready to start making your own clothing and costumes?

    This guide will take you through many of the tools you will need to get started sewing. Whether you are starting from scratch or already have some supplies, this guide will help you to expand your studio with the tools you need.

    Page Count: 36 pages

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    Victorian/Edwardian Shirtwaist Drafting Instructions

    $5.00

    Drafting your own patterns doesn’t have to be hard! This mini book contains full color “translated” drafting instructions to make your own Victorian/Edwardian shirtwaist using authentic period drafting techniques. The best part is that this pattern works for any size!

    The drafting techniques used in this mini book are taken directly from the 1895 Keystone Jacket and Dress Cutter book. This book is freely available at archive.org.

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  • Victorian/Edwardian Sleeve Drafting Instructions

    $5.00

    Drafting your own patterns doesn’t have to be hard! This mini book contains full color “translated” drafting instructions to make your own Victorian/Edwardian sleeves using authentic period drafting techniques. The best part is that this pattern works for any size!

    The drafting techniques used in this mini book are taken directly from the 1895 Keystone Jacket and Dress Cutter book. This book is freely available at archive.org.

    What’s included:

    • 21 pages of drafting instructions
    • Full color diagrams with easy to follow instructions
    • Practice workbook with the number already filled in
    • Basic sleeve draft with variations
      • Narrow Shoulder Variation
      • Vent with Buttons Variation
      • Large Sleeve Head (2 version)
      • Very Full Sleeve Head
      • Dress Sleeves
      • Sleeve for Shirtwaists
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  • Victorian/Edwardian Waist and Sloper Drafting Instructions

    $10.00

    Drafting your own patterns doesn’t have to be hard! This mini book contains full color “translated” drafting instructions to make your own Victorian/Edwardian waist or sloper using authentic period drafting techniques. The best part is that this pattern works for any size!

    A sloper (or waist as it was known in 1895) is essential to creating the patterns inside of the Keystone Jacket and Dress cutter as well as other books of the time.

    The drafting techniques used in this mini book are taken directly from the 1895 Keystone Jacket and Dress Cutter book. This book is freely available at archive.org.

    What’s included:

    • 32 pages of drafting instructions
    • Full color diagrams with easy to follow instructions
    • Practice workbook with the number already filled in
    • Basic waist draft with variation to the hips
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