A while ago I bought a Lutterloh pattern book dating back to 1941. The book contains miniature patterns which you have resize to your own size using a special ruler with a scale. Because I’m new to this system I decided to start with something ‘easy’. I choose a plaided skirt.
When I finshed rescaling the pattern, the darts came out big, very big. I was doubting if it would turn out good, but I checked everything so it should be fine. When the skirt was ready for a first fit the darts looked really ugly because they were so big. I changed the darts making them smaller. This way the fitted my body way better. I had to take in the side seams as well, But after alll, I’m quite content with the result. The skirt is lined and hem is hand sewn with a invisible stitch. I had some labric left and thought it would be fun to make a matching bow.
Although it’s a 40s skirt, I styled it more 50s like, being inspired with the secretaries from Mad Men
Question: Are you familiar with the Lutterloh system? I would like to get some advice about rescaling the patterns. I definitely did something wrong. I could fix this, but it took a lot of time.