The Pattern Drafter by Maria Martin
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Patternmaker's Secret Exposed:
You Too Can get the Perfect Fit Every Time
Without Having to Tweak Sewing patterns - Ever Again!
Read on to find out more...
Are you sick of paying heaps for Vogue or Buttericks Sewing Patterns only to find that the clothes you make from these patterns are just not the right fit for you?
Doesn't it drive you MAD when your McCalls or Simplicity patterns require sooooo much tweaking, that you start to wonder if buying ready-made patterns are really a waste of time - instead of saving you time like they should?
Most of us have experienced this... sometimes all too often!
We all LOVE sewing patterns. In fact, for many seamstresses, the more the merrier!
Now, imagine NEVER having to fork out good money for another commercial pattern (which may or may not fit you), Ever Again!
"Pattern Drafting… the smart way!
[The Pattern Drafter] is a relatively new pattern drafting system with an amazing ruler that is so simple to use it’s genius…although it’s clear that a whole lot of hard work has been done in the development of such a system.
A few days ago I attended a pattern drafting workshop with the lovely Maria herself, who announced in her opening introduction to us all that in the space of a mere few hours we would draw up a pattern block for a dress, trousers, sleeves and a collar using our own measurements… and then actually sew up a calico of the dress block to do a fashion parade of sorts.
I was sceptical, this sounded like a lot to fit into the day. Well, we all did it and easily too!
Maria, using her prior years of experience as a seamstress, dressmaker and sewing teacher has developed an all in one ruler that enables you to easily and quickly convert just a few basic measurements into an accurate pattern block minus the math, stress and frustration that seemed for me to go almost hand in hand with drafting a pattern from scratch.
Maria’s done all the hard yards and converted all the right equations, gradings, and done all the research to come up with a product that I honestly think is going to be HUGE in the sewing world – for professional and home sewer alike!"
- Editorial, THE QUICK UNPICK - 4th April 2011
Whether you're new to sewing, or have been creating your own wardrobe for years, you KNOW in a perfect world all of your sewing patterns would help you create clothes that fit and flatters - and, you really don't mind paying a little bit more IF you can get a perfect fit EVERY time. Right?
Except.... we ALL have different body shapes, and trying to achieve a perfect fit out of a multi-size sewing pattern can be near impossible. That means LOTS of cursing as you find out the hard way!
There's NOTHING more frustrating than having to fiddle endlessly with lots of adjustments on store-bought, commercial sewing patterns (commonly known as "Big 4")
.... and they STILL don't look anything like the pictures on the envelope when you try them on.
..... and this is AFTER you've have already paid a fortune for your pattern. AND fabric. Grrrrrrr.......
What would it be like to NEVER have to spend time on endless alteration on another tissue paper pattern in tatters.... and No more "damn" moments when you finally get to try on the new garment you've just made, only to find that it is ALL WRONG. *SOB*
You want to Feel Like You Can Create ANYTHING You can dream up. Right?!
"Maria's system was an outstanding item and I know many members are now anxious to get hold of it.
Our young costume designer, only 23 years old, said when she gets her next contract the money is going to buy one of these. She sees it saving her hours of time spent drafting blocks to make the individual costumes.
I was in Tasmania on Sunday for a meeting of the Guild there and discussion centred on one group that wants to establish a pattern drafting group. Using The Pattern Drafter of course.
Once again, I cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our day the great success it was."
- Shirley, from Australian Sewing Guild
Often the hard part is to come up with exactly the right method that will save you time AND money.
Formally trained as a Fashion / Textile Designer (and having worked in the fashion industry as a patternmaker for a large part of my former life) - I have spent the last 10 years teaching others and sharing the joy of sewing.
First, let me share a little-known secret from behind the scene...
When we started fashion design at uni, one of the first thing we learnt is that EVERYTHING starts with a basic block (also known as a "pattern sloper" in North America).
You see, we were already provided with ready-made basic blocks on sturdy brown cardboard (aka "Oak Tag") in standard Australian sizes.
These blocks were prepared earlier, drafted from a set of measurements, and they serve as blank canvas for us to turn into one-of-a-kind creations. And whatever we make will fit the person with those body measurements (that person is usualy the fitting model).
This means creating outfits that fit and flatter is a given - and starting with a basic block saves time AND effort - with consistent, professional results.
This is an example of what it looks like:
This is especially important when I make garments for myself, because I (and for a lot of others) fall between sizes and have different sizes on chest / waist / hips, there is ALWAYS a need to adjust store-bought patterns.
And to avoid headaches and wasted time and fabric, I drafted my own set of basic blocks, using MY own body measurements. This becomes part of my reference that I KEEP so that I can use it again and again.
And we do this in the real world, where fashion designers and patternmakers simply do not have time for tweaking and cannot afford to produce poorly fitted garments. That's why every design house have their own set of basic blocks!
So this is the method I actually use myself working as a Fashion Designer.
Except I didn't have this secret weapon so I did it the long way....
And now, I will share my New-Found Secret weapon with you.....
The Secret Weapon Of creating your very own Basic Block
to Ensure a Perfect Fit is by using The Pattern Drafter - by Maria Martin!
No doubt you've already found out.....
Why working with store-bought pattern is such a PAIN...
- So fragile you're struggling to use it
- The garment it makes can be hit and miss
- Waste of time because you are having to tweak!
Most sewing patterns (such as McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity & Vogue) are made with the majority of the population in mind.
By starting with YOUR own unique measurements - by creating a basic BLOCK - you can be sure your creation WILL actually fit and you will definitely feel confident enough to make outfits for your friends and family too!
Here is your very own secret weapon - packed up ready to go wherever your fashion adventure takes YOU.
Paris? Milan? London? New York? Where would YOU like to go?
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"I have been sewing professionally for 3 years, and 12 months ago I discovered THE PATTERN DRAFTER by Maria Martin.
I recently made a gown for the AFL Brownlow Medal which was worn by Lauren Tscharke, (Partner of Carlton player Bryce Gibbs) using THE PATTERN DRAFTER.
I find THE PATTERN DRAFTER to be easy to use and straight forward. It takes out the stress of not only creating a gown that looks great but fits perfectly first time every time.
THE PATTERN DRAFTER saves me time, money and headaches! I can't live without it.
But best of all with THE PATTERN DRAFTER I don't have to worry about the fit of a garment; it allows me to get on with the designing."
The Pattern Drafter by Maria Martin
Whether you are making a simple day dress, a pair of pants or an elaborate wedding gown, you need to start with a sewing pattern.
All patterns start out as a basic block with the wearer's measurements.
Until now, making a block pattern required skills usually obtained through years of apprenticeship, or studying at university using multiple rulers such as a French curve, right angle, grading, standard, hip curve etc.
The Pattern Drafter has ALL the rulers you need built into ONE neat system.
Instead of having to buy ALL these rulers (AND learning to use them properly):
You only need this ONE ruler:
There is no need for lengthy calculations or complex drawing. You simply follow the step-by-step instructions on how to take measurements and transfer them onto paper using The Pattern Drafter.
Your basic block pattern WILL ensure a perfect fit, and - best of all - it can be made in less than 10 minutes!
Bridal Gowns, Business Suits, Tops, Shirts, Jackets, Skirts, Pants. Your Block Pattern (or "pattern sloper") is ready to use, or it serves as a blank canvas for you to create ANY design imaginable.
With The Pattern Drafter you will never need to buy a pattern again. It's the only way to make professional clothing that will always fit perfectly, and creating original designs has never been easaier (or more rewarding)!
Now that you have discovered your secret weapon....
With The Pattern Drafter - you too can be a Fashion Designer!
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This ingenious pattern drafting system includes:
The Pattern Drafter Book
The Pattern Drafter Ruler
The Absolute Essential to Get You Started!
And, who's Maria anyway?
Locally designed and produced, The Pattern Drafter is proudly created by Maria Boncaldo.
She lives in Country Victoria and is a qualified dressmaker, pattern drafter, designer, tertiary teacher and private tutor.
Maria started sewing at the age of 10 when her sister's hand-me-down clothes needed re-styling to fit her. Sewing on the Singer treadle machine that her mother brought out from Italy, Maria soon found sewing a pleasure rather than a chore. This was the beginning of her love affair with sewing and her quest for perfection in garment making (if you've met her, you would know exactly what I'm talking about)!
While operating her own business and teaching, Maria found that she was not satisfied with the tools available for Pattern Drafting.
This problem was solved when Maria came up with a simple, accurate and quick Pattern Drafting system with easy to follow step-by-step instructions to take the mystery out of pattern drafting.
Maria's motto is "keep it simple" and she has achieved that aim by creating The Pattern Drafter.
Maria is confident you will find the experience of using The Pattern Drafter both enjoyable and rewarding because it has been developed to simplify and speed up your designs, whilst acheiving an accurate fit.
Since its launch in 2010, Maria has made life easier for hundres of budding designers and seamstresses across Australia and overseas, by introducing The Pattern Drafter that simplifies the process of "proper" patternmaking that takes only a fraction of the time and still delivers the same impressive results.
Here's YOUR chance to benefit from her nifty innovation - give it a go!
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"As a professional Ballroom Dancer I need to look my best and have a dress that fits me perfectly and allows me to move freely.
I found The Pattern Drafter extremely easy to follow, with a perfect fit first time.
I am VERY happy with The Pattern Drafter, it has saved me time and money and has made my design ideas a reality."
- Sue Clarke, Kyambram VIC
So, How Does this Pattern Drafter Help?
To understand how this drafting system can help,
First let's look at how patterns are MADE. The proper way.
Once upon a time, tailors and couturiers used an accurate method to ensure their creation WILL fit and flatter their customers: simply make a replica form of each and everyone of their clients (since no two people are identical)!
The method was simple - though can be fiddly and time-consuming. They glue strips of paper tape around the client’s body, mark the reference points (shoulder line, bust apex, etc.) and cut off the paper form.
Using this paper-tape model, a basic pattern block could be made to fit each client, dramatically shortening the pattern-correcting process.
The picture on the right shows what the process may have looked like ---- >
This illustration is from page 11 of A Tailoring Manual by Gertrude Strickland, copyright 1959 (second edition).
Looks like something out of a horror movie costume wardrobe, huh?
Then, based on the measurement of this replica of their client's body, a basic block (or pattern sloper) was created to serve as a basic pattern (usually looks like plain dress with a fitted, round-neck bodice and narrow skirt, see picture on left).
Once the shape of the sloper has been refined by making a series of mock-up garments called toiles (UK) or muslins (US), the final (or "proven") basic blocks are then kept on file and it is the foundation for creating patterns for many styles of garments with varying necklines, sleeves, dart placements, and so on.
The basic block / sloper is usually made of lightweight cardboard or oat tag, without seam allowances or style details. This makes a template, ready for tracing.
Then, and only then, do you start making the sewing patterns, with seam allowances.
And that's why coming up with the RIGHT basic block is so very important. Because this is the starting point of creating a bespoke wardrobe, getting it RIGHT in the first place means your garments from here on will fit and flatter - and, getting it wrong means endless adjustments and frustrations!
And the most important thing is -
Making your own clothes is supposed to be FUN, remember?
(so now you know why haute couture made-to-measure garments costs so much)
But you don't have to go through ALL that trouble, because creating YOUR basic block is Now Easier Than Ever - with The Pattern Drafter system!
Once you have taken the time to create your very own set of basic blocks (using YOUR personal measurements or your fit model’s measurements) you can make anything. Seriously.
Order now and find out for yourself!
"[With The Pattern Drafter] I am so much more confident to draft patterns for my customers no matter what their size or shape.
This helps me to get more customers because I am able to provide accurate patterns for a wide range of sizes and shapes.
It is also so…... much quicker than before. I actually enjoy pattern making much more now."
- Anne's Sewing and Alterations, Queensland
And, why can't I simply use a store-bought pattern?
Well, you can. If they are just right for you.
But is there such thing as "just right", straight from the packet, and magically fits you perfectly?
Think about how commercial patterns (eg. Vogue, Butterick, McCall's or Simplicity. Also known as the "Big Four") are created.....
First, these are American companies. They have a VERY different sizing system and these patterns are developed to cater for the American population.
Also, the seam allowances are included, and fairly generous, so it is near impossible to see how well (or not) this pattern might fit you. Unless you actually make it up and try it on!
The Australian Standard (used by our local clothing manufacturers) are different enough to the American sizing that you will probably end up having to make lots of adjustments. This takes time and patience.
In any case, if you are making your own garments, you may be in between sizes, or simply expect a better fit for YOU, and this is why store-bought clothing just won't do for you.
So, do you think store-bought patterns are going to be any better? Not likely.
How do you go from Taking Measurments to Drafting Patterns?
Can you show me?
Sure, watch this video and let Maria show YOU how she does it. Step by step.
"I thoroughly enjoyed learning to make dress and pants using the [Pattern Drafter] ruler and how to apply it.
It was so simple once I saw our finished product and realised how it all went together. I have learnt several methods and this was the best.
Maria’s teaching is fantastic.... I would recommend this to anyone who wants to make their own clothes AND enjoy wearing them because they really do fit!"
- Irene, a Happy Customer
Did you know...
The Pattern Drafter is an Australian invention?
Apart from being a user-friendly system that gurantees a perfect fit AND allows you to create anything you wish....
One of the most compelling reason to support Maria and The Pattern Drafter is because it is produced right here in Australia.
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Sounds great, but.........
I know, right now you're probably thinking:
I know where you're coming from.
We sewists are also fabric-holics, and you're probably saving for a certain "very special" fabric.
And, we all have a limited budget (and even less time).....
Let's Do the Maths....
These days, you can pay up to $30.00 each for a Vogue or Designer pattern. Just one.
So, in you entire sewing life.... if you plan to buy just 10 of these Sewing Patterns - that's around $300.00 dollars.
And most of us buy more. Way more....
So - if you CAN afford to buy sewing patterns,
You CAN afford to invest in a Reliable Fitting System.
Especially when this system will cure your pattern dependency for good, AND give you the confidence to create freely - then you deserve The Pattern Drafter.
NOW - think about How Much your store-bought patterns actually cost you....
You fork out the money and go home with tissue paper inside an envelope AND with the expectation that the pattern WILL deliver that gorgeous outfit as seen in the front of the packaging. How exciting!
So you simply couldn't wait. You have the perfect fabric just waiting for such outfit, and you have a perfect occasion on the weekend to wear this outfit. A few hours later, your outfit got to the stage where you could try it on. Almost giddy with anticipation, you put it on (while being careful of the sharp pins holding some seams) and look in the mirror....
Only to find that your outfit Looks NOTHING like the picture on the pattern.
Your fabric is to die for, but the fit is just.... not quite right.
And you've just used your good fabric. Now what?!
And, how much time (and effort) have you spend on fiddling with patterns that just aren't right for your measurement - and chances are, you've already wasted good fabric. More than once. Grrrr.
And Now You're Totally. Fed. Up. with wasting time, effort, AND fabrics!
You will find that The Pattern Drafter more than just a ruler.
What you get is a complete system that gives youprofessionalresults.
An excellent investment if achieving the perfect fit first time, every time is important to YOU.
Your creation will fit you (or your wearer) perfectly - and you will NEVER have to struggle with store-bought sewing patterns and disappointing results, EVER again!
So, that means The Pattern Drafter can actually SAVE you
Time, Money, Fabric and Your SANITY - Can You Afford NOT to Have it?
"I thought the pattern drafter was great. And to actually make a garment from it that actually fitted perfectly. I only had to take in the darts under the bust by about 3mm. Not even really worth mentioning.
The woman I made the dress for had a very low bust line and I wondered if the pattern drafter would do it. So I was pleasantly surprised when she tried on the toile and everything was in the right spots.
It was the first time I had actually used the pattern drafter. I had a beam from ear to ear.
Being in the fashion and couture industry, it makes the end product that much easier to sew knowing that the garment is going to fit the wearer.
I recommend the pattern drafter to other sewers. I will never buy another sewing pattern again (I no longer have room for them anyway as I have about 1000).
- Melanie, a happy customer
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