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Enderall Makes a PDF Pattern: Day 1

I've been toying around with the idea of making my own sellable PDF sewing pattern for a hot minute, but I've always been intimidated by the process, especially with all of the imposter syndrome that comes along with being a completely self-taught sewer. But this summer is all about shucking off those insecurities and doing the dang thing!

After starting the Pattern Workshop online course, I decided to start with a self-drafted pattern that's gotten great response on my Instagram, which are these shorts I made about three years ago. They're a simple elastic shorts, with front and back patch pockets and a grown-on waistband.

Unfortunately, I sewed these back before I even knew patterns were a thing, and drafted directly on the fabric, so today was spent re-drafting the pieces on my pattern paper. I'll be making a wearable muslin to check that all my measurements translated correctly, or see if I need to do some more tweaking before digitizing and grading.

Wish me luck!

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