Monday, 26 December 2011

Lutterloh top - Supplement 278 Aug 2010 (I think) Number 45

While I am waiting to get to the shops to purchase a hook and eye for my Butterick skirt I thought I would try Lutterloh... I picked a knit top that I am going to try in Chateau knit in honey from Fabric.com to go with my Butternick skirt, in preparation for a lovely white rib knit with red and blue splashes that I purchased from Denverfabrics.com.




I gathered my supplies and tore off a strip of paper (I'm lucky - one of my business clients is a printing company and they give me the end of their rolls - apparently they go though about 1000 rolls a week!!!!!). I have copied the pattern so that I don't have to ruin the page and I also made an enlargement for these old eyes to see the numbers better (not to actually use of course - but to refer to).


Materials

I then started on the design of my pattern. I drafted the pattern according to the tip from tucci4me on Pattern Review website (thanks Tucci4me!) and used my upper bust measurement for dots until halfway down the armhole and then I used my full bust for all of the rest of the dots - so we will see how this goes. I didn't add the FBA as well as this is a knit pattern and therefore I think it should be okay.


Commence Drafting


It took about 20mins for me to almost finish the first part of the 3 piece pattern


Going okay


And then I ran into trouble. One side of the where the pattern separates did not seem to match the scaled drawing - However it even looks to me like the pattern itself may be wrong????? I mean - I am new to sewing so what do I know - But it looks like the lines that need to be followed will actually give the results I got...... Am I supposed to get these results and not a diamond shape with a straight line underneath like the pattern??




Close up of pattern



This is what mine looks like


There is no *diamond* shape with the right side being straight


And the dot that comes off the diamond is not straight down - the light line is where the dot goes and the darker line is as in pattern


If any of you experienced Lutterloh drafters out there have this pattern can you run your eye (and maybe tapemeasure) over this and let me if where I went wrong??? This is my first Lutterloh and I would hate to not be able to do this........

Can someone help??
Thanks in advance and hope    :-)



1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see how your Lutterloh projects turn out. My sister has this pattern system and loves it.

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