Quick update on the catsuit/stockings patterns.
I’ve updated my-pattern.cloud so that when you use a shared pattern you can now override key variables that drive the pattern, e.g. seam-allowance.
The website has been unavailable for the last couple of weeks due to a fibre failure. This site has been moved now into the cloud, so should be more stable going forward.
There are now
instructions for entering your measurements for the catsuit pattern and exporting as PDF or SVG.
I hope to create some instructions soon to cover checking the pattern and adding gluing instructions.
This pattern is in beta test! It has only been used with my measurements. Please let me know if you would like me to check the resulting pattern before proceeding to use it.
Updated the previous
Apologies! There was an outage this week with my-pattern.cloud due to an issue with an infrastructure provider. This is now resolved.
The L032 Men’s catsuit pattern (0.3) is now shared on
Note: this pattern is currently in BETA! It needs to be tested with other people’s measurements in order to tweak some of the bezier curves. You are welcome to be a beta tester!
Catsuit measurements guide for taking the required measurements. Please double check all measurements.
Joining the MrDoo pattern sharing group for details on how to join my group on my-pattern.cloud.
Customise Catsuit pattern for how to pin the shared pattern, enter your measurements, and export a PDF/SVG.
I will post some more detailed and up to date instructions when I can.
I am happy to check the result of running the pattern with your measurements before you start cutting.
I’ve added some information about taking measurements for the catsuit pattern.
Finally progressed my measurements-driven catsuit pattern to the point where I’m happy with the results. This has been slowly refined through a number of iterations, whilst simultaneously improving the pattern sharing site.
Hopefully the pattern will work for other people’s measurements too, provided the body shape isn’t too dissimilar. There are a number of bezier control points in the pattern that may need some refinement to work nicely with other’s measurements, so it would be useful to get some example sets of measurements.
There are quite a few body measurements required, and they need to be taken very precisely. My next task is to write up some guidance for taking the measurements.
Mrs Doo liked a latex top that she spotted on TV and she identified it as the ‘Garbo’ blouse by
Syren. Could I make her something similar she asked?
It seems that this Syren top is somewhat of an
Here is the my interpretation…
In my version the blouse is actually a body, and has a keyhole at the back rather than a zip.
I also created a matching skirt, using 6 panels so that the seams would follow on from the blouse, making it look like a dress rather than top and skirt.
I’ve created a walkthrough of the build for the
top and skirt.
I created the pattern using Seamly 2D, using the method from ‘
The Practical Guide To Patternmaking For Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, And Women‘ for the bodice and briefs from ‘ Lingerie Design – A Complete Course‘ for the lower part, merging these patterns in a drawing tool. I still need to refine the pattern before I can share it, so that it doesn’t need any steps to be done in a drawing tool.
The Bishop sleeve was based on the image I found in Pinterest:
Halloween dress for Mrs Doo. The skirt uses two tone latex from Yummy Gummy.
I’ve added a short guide to
doing intricate appliqué using a laser cutter.