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Method 3: tracing a garment piece using a background image

In this third way of creating a garment piece in Original Pattern Drafting, a background image is displayed and traced to create a matching garment piece. The image may be faded and/or tinted so that it doesn’t obscure the outline of the garment piece that is being drawn.

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This trouser pattern image is a screen shot from Fittingly Sew, but an image can be taken from any pattern drafting software. Alternatively, a photo of an existing garment or a scaled diagram from a published pattern can be used.

Original Pattern Drafting

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