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How I can design a skirt pattern without taking measurements?

You cannot trust those chart sizes because of a phenomenon called "vanity sizing". Once upon a time women's clothes where all tailored to fit the individual person or altered (if bought ...
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What is the following pattern called?

Yes, that is a quilted pattern. Quilting refers to the process sewing three layers of fabric together, usually two layers of woven cloth on the outside, with a layer of insulation sandwiched in ...
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How I can design a skirt pattern without taking measurements?

I have a few suggestions to add to Elmy's excellent answer. In case you can only get a rough estimate of your sister's measurements, it will help if you choose a pattern that has some flexibility in ...
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How can I trace a pattern from a top with darts?

If the dress is ready for replacement, you can remove the seams. You don't have to remove all of them, just the ones so the fabric can be layed down flat. I wouldn't recommend removing seams if you ...
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What is the name of this pattern?

The bracelet is done using plain weave (also called tabby weave, linen weave or taffeta weave), which goes over one thread and under the next one alternatingly. The patches of color initially looked ...
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Pattern for adding train tracks to a simple stockinette square?

In the photo example, the "train tracks" are actually created horizontally - an easy way to tell is by the direction of the V made by the knit stitches. The rightmost edge of the item in the image ...
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How do I resize (smaller) baby bootie crochet pattern?

The easiest solution is to use a smaller hook. You might also need thinner yarn so your booties aren't too stiff/thick. If you don't have a smaller hook, you'll have to change the pattern. It's hard ...
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How should I go about designing clothing for a teddy bear?

One easy way to create a pattern would be to base it off existing clothes for the bear. If you have some, you can trace the sections onto paper and modify from there. If you don't have any templates ...
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How should I go about designing clothing for a teddy bear?

For a simple night dress, you can make a tube out of fabric which is just wide enough to go around the body of the bear, from just under the front legs down to as long as you like it. Attach straps to ...
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How can I cover my desk chair's seat?

You should be able to turn the chair over and unscrew the seat part. If the cover doesn't come off (probable), you'll need to trim the loose pieces and make patterns for each section. If you don't ...
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How can I cover my desk chair's seat?

My process would be to make a drawstring pouch for each part (back, seat) of the chair - but then I'm very comfortable with a sewing machine and with odd patterns. Here's my basic approach - assuming ...
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How can I cover my desk chair's seat?

Duct tape is your answer. Weave duct tape over the surface of the cushion as a new covering. Different colours are available which would allow you to create the colour and pattern of your choosing.
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Drafting tapered pants for better outer seam pattern matching?

If the fabric is not very stretchy, you'll probably get a bad fit and lots of creases in the hips and crotch area. Sewing patterns are designed to best fit a 2-dimensional piece of fabric around a 3-...
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What are these pants designs called?

I believe it's called a one shoulder overall. See the links below for vendors selling something similar to what this boy is wearing. https://www.evisu.com/us/splash-embroidered-one-shoulder-overalls-...
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How to recreate drawstring effect on this dress on homemade nightie pattern

There are a few things to be considered here: Comfort Are you sure the drawstrings will be comfortable when lying down, either on your back or your side? If you aren't sure, consider pleating ...
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Dressmaking and pattern layout: folded vs open fabric?

When given pieces that are too wide for the folded fabric (see piece E in your diagram), pattern cutting layouts will show cutting on a single thickness of fabric, rather than a folded piece. This is ...
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