Using Ginani Pattern Macros
Pattern Macros are small software written by fashion designers/pattern-makers that allow you to generate their designs in your own measurements. Macros put the world of customize designer garment production that was the preclude of the Haute Couture designer at your finger tips. Each pattern comes out fitting you exactly as long as the measurements are precisely taken.
Ginani Sizing Chart
When choose sizes for bodice garments like tops, blouses, dresses, jackets etc, choose using the bust sizing.
When choosing skirts and trousers, choose using the hip measurements.
When choosing a jacket for example and your bust is 38 inches while your hip is 46, it is easier to increase the hip measurement.
When choosing a skirt pattern and your hip is 46 and waist is 32, it is easier to fit in the waist line.
Measure skirt and dress lengths to adjust to required length.
*The sizing here are based on the exact body measurements. The finished garment will have a little more added for a comfortable fit.
The Bodice Block
The basic bodice pattern macro is a form fitting block. It can be used as the foundation for other designs or sewn on its own with or without a sleeve for a simple top. It can also be extended as a dress. Ensure that your measurements are accurate.
This block is the most important tool for a dress maker. It can be used as the foundation for other designs or sewn on its own with or without a sleeve for a simple top. It can also be extended as a dress.
The most important thing about the bodice macro is the ease settings. You can input the measurements you require. This is not sewing allowance. This is the amount allowed for fit. Take exact body measurements so that you can control the fit of your garments.
This allows you to create that custom fit that you desire. You can choose how tight or how loose your bodice foundation is. This unique fit is just what makes for that couture look. That fit is transferred to any garment created from the bodice block.
Dresses, tops, blouses, jackets, shirts can be styled from the bodice block. The bodice in combination with the trouser block is used to create the jumpsuit.
To understand more about styling patterns see our eBook: Bodice Pattern Designing.
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