Comments on: How many notches are too many? pt.2 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/ How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:00:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: JustGailhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158349 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:49:11 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158349 the designer had a student/intern copy a home sewing pattern… so those times that I’ve sewn something up from a commercial pattern and things didn’t line up after the seams were sewin – it wasn’t *always* my fault?!?! Well. Huh. I think I’m happysad on this. Happy because it’s not always me, sad because I feel…I don’t want to say stupid, but I’m not sure how else to put it, for assuming the pattern is right. I’ll have to add “walk the pattern before sewing” to my list of pre-sewing steps, along with pretreat the fabric. Are there any seams that are more likely to have issues? Like princess seams, arm scye, etc?).

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By: Adrienne Gonzaleshttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158329 Sat, 13 Jul 2013 02:04:23 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158329 Perhaps I shouldn’t reveal but I don’t have a pattern notcher yet so I cut them by hand. Obviously it’s very tedious and they have to be cut perfectly so I am very discerning about placement and usage.

A notcher is on my list of things to get soon, I promise :)

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By: Bernadettehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158312 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:41:08 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158312 Kathleen, luckily for me, Fran Potter was teaching pattermaking at El Centro when I was there.
Walking was mandatory! The students who didn’t were always busted…

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By: Kathleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158309 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:38:48 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158309 Patricia: I don’t like doing it on the job either but if I didn’t, my boss would find it and I’d feel foolish. Working for myself I do it because I’d be mortified if a customer’s contractor found errors.

Mary: Tip of the iceberg… I don’t know what it is but a culture of reproducibility seems to be absent there. As such, none of the best practices and hallmarks are employed. That said, I can’t begin to tell you how many pitches I get to subcontract my pattern services there.

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By: Mary Lhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158307 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:26:12 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158307 You would have a field day with India patterns Kathleen! They are not notched at all and nothing is squared.

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By: Patriciahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158305 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:42:15 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158305 Thank you so much Kathleen. Your explanation is very clear and detailed, as always.
I had different pattern teachers in school and noticed that the ones who were in their late 50’s, 60’s were more strict and walked the seam lines… as stupid students, we hated doing it. The younger teacher (early 40’s) never picked on this detail, I can not even remember if she ever taught it in class.

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By: Natasha Ehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158295 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:05:36 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158295 I’ve studied patternmaking at two institutions one public one private and I have a theory. I’ve very type A. I hate losing points when I could have a perfect score. Not having notches where you should them equals points off. Two many you’ll get a pass, sometimes a light scolding or perhaps be forced to recut (this never happened) but you’d still get all your points because you met all the requirements.

In first school I studied at you got judged on the final product though you had to submit patterns of course. So if you were good at sewing and MAKING things fit together and you have a reputation for putting out good work the instructor wouldn’t walk it and you’d get A++. At the other (private) school things had to walk ok but things were graded on a weekly basis so mistakes were caught earlier and corrected and if it overall ok you’d still get an A+

So I think its not because its not being taught but because certain instructors grading habits make the student (me) feel like they were doing A ok.

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By: Quincunxhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/how-many-notches-are-too-many-pt-2/comment-page-1/#comment-158294 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:10:02 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12969#comment-158294 . . .what a cruddy thing to do to an intern (or a student).

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