Pattern is a piece of paper drafted and cut to size and shape, used for cutting out fabric pieces for sewing out dress. These may be commercial or drafted .it is the design of the garment.
There are two types of commercial patterns. (a) Printed and (b)perforated types.
There are also the following other type of non-commercial patterns-pattern drafted by;
THE MEANING OF DRAFTING
This is a term used to describe an engineering approach to producing patterns, using a set of measurement obtained from a figure while following a set of guiding instructions .the instructions are interpreted into drawing or shapes on paper or fabrics .the accuracy of a drafted pattern depends on the accuracy of the body measurement, drafting instruction and skill of the pattern maker.
ADVANTAGES OF THE USE OF PATTERNS
There are many advantages of the use of patterns;
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR PATTERN DRAFTING