I have added a walk-through for constructing the seamed stocking pattern.
To create your own custom fit latex stockings:
Seamed Stockings rev.6 is a pattern developed in the excellent Seamly 2D pattern development software. I have published this pattern on https://seamly.cloud/ to my MrDoo group. This allows you to do two things:
- Customise the pattern to your own measurements in the cloud environment and download the patterns as PDF or SVG. This option allows you to customise the pattern to your measurements without needing to install Seamly2D or get to grips with pattern development.
- Download the pattern source file for editing in the Seamly 2D desktop application. You can see how the pattern was developed, adjust variables such as the size of the stocking top, and develop it further to your own liking.
I have published this pattern under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC licence.
See Joining the MrDoo pattern sharing group (now simplified!) and Customise stockings pattern for how to get started.
Those that checked on this blog in 2017 and the first half of 2018 may have noticed a shortage of new articles, something I hope to put right in the second half 2018.
I have been putting together a mechanism for sharing latex patterns that allows the patterns to be customised automatically to your own measurements. This has entailed getting to grips with an excellent open-source pattern development program ‘Seamly 2D’ and building an infrastructure for sharing the patterns online.
The first pattern will be a revival of the stockings project. If people find automatically customisable patterns useful then I’ll go on to work through a series of basic patterns from which you can build on with your own ideas.
Added a quick book review of Winifred Aldrich’s “Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear”.
Happy New Year
My first attempt at a pattern and walk-through for latex stockings is now published. Note that this pattern has been sized and shaped for this somewhat unnatural mannequin leg. Pattern for real human legs coming soon!
Mrs Doo looking glamorous as always. More details on making the outfit.
The photo walk-through for the construction of the superman catsuit project is now complete.
I’ve updated the How to: Contrast trim page with some pictures I took from this quick 1930s male swimsuit project.
I had some offcuts of red and blue that I’d picked up from Radical Rubber’s offcuts bin (unfortunately they’ve stopped selling their offcuts since moving to Islington) and thought this would be a fun little project.
Mr Doo recently had an opportunity to take some photos of the results from the superman catsuit project.