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Best Instruments to Make Raglan Sleeves

In my previous blogposts I forgot to mention one more advantage of using Valentina Patternmaking Software – a friendly multilingual Valentina forum community. Should you have any question or idea (concerning patternmaking difficulties, compatibility problems, etc.) you may write it immediately to the forum and receive almost immediate advice, solution or support.

For example, this week I have been striving to find the topic for my following blogpost. And suddenly I’ve discovered a discussion about the best way to draw a raglan sleeve in Valentina. Actually, there are several methods to do that, and it will take me many hours to tell about all of them.

But now I would like to show how easy it could be to implement one of raglan construction method in Valentina.

So, I have pattern pieces for back and front bodice.

And a pattern piece for a usual set-in sleeve.

Then I just draw my raglan part on the bodice (I have an arched raglan).

And use “Move Object Tool” to move this raglan part to the sleeve.

And finally I use a “Rotate Object Tool” to glue my raglan part to the cap of the sleeve.

I repeat the same with the front pattern piece and draw four additional curves to finally shape my raglan sleeve.

Here is my raglan blouse in Details Mode.



And here is the final result.

Colorblock Dress Pattern with Seamly2D

You cannot even imagine how easy it is to make a pattern for a colorblock dress like this in Seamly2D Patternmaking System. 
All you need is to have a basic dress pattern and to choose a suitable increments.
Valentina will recalculate and refresh the basic pattern itself based on the data you feed to it. 
If you need to transfer the darts you may do that in one or two clicks.
If you need to mirror your pattern, you may easily do it at any time
 You may contruct any sizes and shapes using a wide range of Seamly2D instruments
And may enjoy the pattern pieces in the Details Mode
Very easy and convenient, isn’t it?

How a Duffle Coat Looks Like

Would you like to know how a duffle coat may look like? I don’t mean the exterior, I would like to show you how the duffle coat begins. So, let me open my Valentina pattern file and show you.

A bit messy, isn’t it?

Actually this is just a basic pattern for outerwear and I can manipulate it at any way I want.

For example, this will be a back pattern piece
And this one will become a storm flap
Here is the front pattern piece
In Details Mode you can see a place for the patch pocket. I may add any detail I want, even make notches for buttons and holes, and will actually do this after the fitting
And here is the front storm flap
And this is the cut-off flare
The hood…
And the hood gusset
Upper part of the sleeve
And the lower one
And this is how that all looks like in the Details mode

What is good about Valentina, it’s that it took me very little time to create this wonderful pattern. To be honest, I’ve spent much more time writing this post than drawing it.

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