Pages to read before using the patterns:
- printing and assembling the patterns,
- size sheets,
- simple adaptions of the patterns,
- calculating amount of fabric needed,
- making a sample garment,
- examples of how to make the most of the patterns,
- tips on more useful adaptations.
Important to read about the patterns
In the sections for the different patterns you will find both ready-made patterns and sewing instructions. You have full access to all Fashion Freaks’ patterns for personal use.
The patterns are available as pdf-files with pages in A4 size (210 x 297 mm). You will have to print the pages out and join them together to make a finished pattern.
In the pattern sheets there are markers for different sizes. To know which size to use you need to measure yourself and compare with the size sheets available. There is also instructions for how you make simple easy adaptations of the patterns.
When you need two fabric pieces of a pattern piece the easiest way to cut these are by placing the pattern paper on double fabric enabling you to cut both pieces at the same time. Remember to check so you have the fabric turned so you get fabric pieces with correct right side and wrong side.
Pieces cut x 2 are often positioned like mirror-images in the clothing. This means that if you choose to cut these pattern pieces on single fabric (maybe you are short of fabric and this is the only solution) you will have to turn the fabric over before cutting the second piece. Take a front piece to a jacket as example. The two pieces have to be placed like a mirror-image on the jacket. If you cannot fold the fabric (right side against right side) and cut both at once, you need to fold either the patttern or the fabric over before cutting the second piece.
We recommend that you read all the instructions before starting the cutting and sewing. We also strongly recommend your to sew a test garment (in cheap fabric) of the pattern you have chosen, to enable you to see how the pattern fits you.
If you are an experienced sewer or if you want to test other garment models you can adapt our basic patterns. Create your own individuel style by making the most of the patterns. You can also have a look at the tips for simple adaptations at the part of our web site dealing with adaptations in ready made clothes. Maybe you will find something to incorporate in your pattern.