Patterns

In this part of the web site you will find basic patterns adapted to a seated position. You will also find instructions on how to adapt these pattern for a better individual fit.  You also get sewing instructions.

Go directly to the main pages of the different instructions by clicking on the links in the side header (or use the links provided in the right hand margin).

You have full access to all Fashion Freaks’ patterns for personal use.

The patterns on this website are NOT individually adapted. They are general patterns adapted to a sitting down position. Please read the instructions under “IMPORTANT to read before using the patterns” first!

Description of the content of this part of the web site

We who use wheelchairs know how hard it is to find good looking and well fitted clothes. Skirts are too short at the back. Pants are too tight in the crotch. The jacket travels forward with every move until the shoulder pads form extra boobs. It is not funny!

And then there are the few selling adapted clothes. A couple of them actually have clothes that look okay – if the style fits you and you can afford them.

It is not as complicated as you think to sew yourself. And when you have your “own” pattern you can create any combination or variation you want. Fabric in different material, structure and colour totally change the look of a garment. Pockets, frills do the same. Skirts can be long or short, pants can become shorts and the jacket sleeves have wristbands.

With you “own” pattern you can ask a seamstress to sew that special garment for that special occasion – maybe a white two-piece suit for graduation. Or find the tailor who makes motorcycle clothes and order that leather jacket everyone will envy.

17 Responses to Patterns

  1. Olusola abisola says:

    Nice site.please always send to me sewing tips.am a beginner

    • susanne says:

      We are checking if we can add rss or similar so you can order updates on the site. Thanks for feedback.

  2. neeran says:

    thanks

  3. toria famak says:

    This is really cool. Thanks a lot u r doing a good job.

  4. bamidele adenike says:

    what you are doing is great, please i will like you to send to me on how to cut a jacket

  5. This is really cool. Thanks a lot u r doing a good job.

  6. Glory Hanson says:

    I never knew I could find this on google. You really doing a good job here.

  7. susanne says:

    We are a small NGO without basic public funding. Fashion Freaks has at the moment received a project grant to find solutions on adaptation of ready made clothes and recycling of such. We do not have funding to employ staff to solve individual problems.

    PLEASE, DO NOT ASK US TO SOLVE INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS CONCERNING FITS AND SIZING AS THERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS ON THESE ISSUES UNDER THE “IMPORTANT TO READ … ” HEADING.

  8. Oyinkan Adeniyi says:

    What a lovely site, kindly update me on patterns for women’s jackets

  9. unweh says:

    Thanks a lot

  10. stephie wasney says:

    I need a pattern for a “coverup” for a wheelchair user. I have seen some that were like
    a cape, which would work. What do you have that is comparable.? SW.

    • susanne says:

      Don’t really know what a coverup is.

      The project year starting in December will have blogs about existing garments, combinations, accessories etc. As of now we don’t have cape-like garments.

      On one of our pages there’s a ping back to a blog post with an easy pattern for capes. the blog is in Swedish but I think you can easily figure out how to use the pattern. Maybe this would work.

      http://textilochtips.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/vintercape-for-dig-som-ar-rullstolsanvandare/

      You can easily lengthen the front piece (alone) to cover also the knees if you want.

      Susanne

  11. Anne Rosean says:

    Thank you for sharing these patterns! What a great resource for those looking for custom and cute clothing patterns.

    • susanne says:

      Thanks Anne,
      took a quick look around your site and have bookmarked it to come back too. You seam to have bucket loads of great stuff.
      Susanne

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