We are a couple of fans of the Lutterloh designs
who love to sew clothes that fit.
You can also successfully make a wardrobe from your
Lutterloh pattern book.
Our blog is improving, and we are sewing more and more!
I can't contain the excitement! : )
Hi Fonnell and Ann,RE: KnitsA while back (two years ago) I made a t-shirt from pattern #105 from MMV. I did have to take alot in from the side seams but overall I believe it was the best t-shirt creation I've ever made. I have since used other patterns but believe this one was much better drafted although it had alot of ease. I have since learned that I do need some kind of dart because there is a natural fold that happens at the side of my breast area.As I write this I'm having a sewing room built behind my kitchen/dining area and cannot wait to start sewing again!Looking forward to the knits posting!!!!!
Ursula,This kind of input is what helps us all! Thank you. A dart with a full bust always makes a knit look better thanks for sharing that.We are all going to get a handle on the knits soon!F.
Hi Fonnell and Ann,Re: KnitsI did sew #105 from MMV a couple of years ago. I definitely had to take in alot from the side seams but I believe it was the best drafted pattern I've used so far (I've sewn other t-shirt patterns from the big four companies). I'm really looking forward to the knit posting since I love to sew with knits.I'm assuming Lutterloh knit patterns have too much ease?As I write this my new sewing room is being built. I'm looking forward to getting back into sewing.
Hi Ursula,I wouldn't necessarily say that the Lutterloh patterns have too much ease. It's just that everyone's preference for ease is different. You and I have found that we like less ease in our patterns and Toni has found that she likes more. I think the challenge is in "reading" the fashion drawing for Lutterlohs. I have found a couple of Lutterloh knits patterns lately that sew up just fine. The feature I look for is a distinct tapering inward at the side seams.
Hi Ann and Fonnell,I apologize for repeating myself. I thought my first comment did not go through. Thanks for responding to both.