As promised I have finished the tutorial on turning your Tiny Pocket Tank into the dress in my last post. Today I am posting the patternmaking part of the tutorial; I will post the sewing part on Wednesday. It’s a lot for one post! Unlike the instructions for the Tiny Pocket Tank itself, I am not posting the entire tutorial on my blog, that was a bad idea, loading all those images takes way too long. You can find the tutorial over on my flickr as it’s own set called Tiny Pocket Dress. I typically use 120lb kraft paper for my non-production patterns, but it was a bit hard to see the pencil on it so I used butchers paper for the tutorial. You can use any paper you have, if you can’t get large paper, just tape some computer paper together. A few notes on the tutorial :
- For the patternmaking part you will need : the Tiny Pocket Tank pattern, paper, pencil, rulers, scissors, something to weight your patterns down and an awl or something sharp that will act as one.
- I have abbreviated Center Front as CF in many of the instructions.
- I used 3 – 5/8″ buttons. If you would like to do the same, you can use the measurements I have provided in the photos. Otherwise just replace my measurements with the ones that work for your button size.