In this post I describe a bit about the pattern files and provide a sample file.
I identified my first pattern as PPD-0101. The PPD (Partlan Pattern Designs) is obvious. What about the 0101? I gave myself some room here: 01xx refers to a dress shirt design and xx01 referes to the first version of that pattern. Thus 0101 is the first version of my dress shirt pattern. I am already working on refinements to this pattern so the next pattern will be 0102. When I get around to a different style of shirt, say a polo, It will be numbered 0201. So much for the numbering scheme.
I have produced the pattern in sizes from 34 to 52 in half inch increments.
Here is a table of finished garment dimensions:
I am happy to give the patterns to anyone who is interested. There are too many to post on this website. Send me an email at email@example.com and I will email you the .zip file. Each .zip file is about 17MB.
I have uploaded a sample file. It is the .zip file of the pattern PPD-0101 based on the ASTM body measurements of 44 Regular: ASTMm44R.zip
This .zip file contains 10 .pdf files. Since I am planning for the home sewist who may be printing at home, I broke the pattern file into separate pieces.
- The Yoke
- The Front
- The Back
- The Collar (also contains the collar stand)
- The Sleeve (also contains the sleeve placket)
- The Cuff(1) a mitered corner barrel cuff
- The Cuff(2) a rounded corner barrel cuff
- The Cuff(3) a french cuff
- A Test Page
The 10th file is the full plot (42in x 74 in) for those who have access to a 42in plotter.
If you are printing at home on standard 8.5x11in paper, you will need to test your printer to be sure it is not doing anything strange with the scaling. Hence the test page. Make sure “Actual Size” is selected in the print dialogue box.
On the Test Page ( and in all of the files ) is a 1in grid. Measure the grid after you print it and be sure that it is 1in in both directions. If it is not then you will need to play with the scale settings in the print dialog until it is. The grid lines will also help when you assemble the pages into the pattern piece.
The pattern contains 10 pattern pieces
- Yoke (cut four)
- Front (cut two)
- Back (cut one, on the fold)
- Collar (cut two fabric plus 1 of interfacing (optional))
- Collar Stand (cut two)
- Sleeve (cut two)
- Sleeve Placket (cut two)
- Mitered Barrel Cuff (cut four fabric + two interfacing)
- Rounded Barrel Cuff (cut four fabric + two interfacing)
- French Cuff (cut four fabric + two interfacing)
In up-coming posts I will present step-by-step instructions and discuss more details about the pattern.