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The Lutterloh System - Pattern Making

Learn in minutes to make made to measure sewing patterns that fit. A good fit is half the sewing job. The Lutterloh System enables beginners as well as experts to easily draft their own custom fit patterns.

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Comment by Eloniajam on April 11, 2010 at 2:20pm
I am excited about it! I am ready to invest.
Comment by Chris on June 8, 2009 at 10:37am
I haven't tried this system, but I was extremely intersted when I first heard about it. Judging from comments I read online at the time, it's great for making customized patterns. Makes the bust perfect and the hips perfect. But there are no measurements for the waist. It just makes the pattern with the "average" waist for the size. "You have to make that adjustment the way you normally would" is what I heard.

Sorry, my waist is my biggest problem area and if I knew how to adjust patterns to fit I wouldn't be interested in this expensive system.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone WHO HAS USED THE SYSTEM can comment on this.
Comment by Ramona Louise Newton on June 4, 2009 at 8:24pm
Awesome, how informative and easy.....
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Comment by Frank Lutterloh on June 1, 2009 at 3:11pm
If your body is a standard pattern size then the patterns from companies that offer patterns by sizes should fit you.
But if you don't have a commercial size the Lutterloh System is ideal because you can enlarge the small pattern design to your measurements. Above the waist line with your bust measurement and below the waistline with your hip measurement. Commercial sizes usually require the hip measurement to be bigger than the bust measurement. With the Lutterloh System it doesn't matter which part of the body is bigger.
You might have to lengthen or shorten the patterns that would be done where the lines of the patterns run most parallel.
Comment by Laurie C. Fowler on June 1, 2009 at 1:27pm
I looked at this method before, but if I remember correctly is was pretty pricey. I just bought a DVD and book by Nancy Zieman, called "Pattern Fitting with confidence". (Sewing with Nancy) series on PBS. I have measurements that NO preprinted pattern accomodates and over the years, I kind of developed my own system, but there are areas, I know aren't quite right. Her way seems like a good one, but I haven't been able to use it yet. Have been gardening, and since I live in Tucson, Az. this time of year is important for the garden.(It gets too hot later) I think I paid $3o.oo or so plus s&h. I suppose all of us have special needs as far as pattern fitting. I never met anyone with a perfect body who sews. They don't need to - they can go to any store and pull something off the rack that fits. I can't. So the search continues. Laurie Fowler
Comment by Lydia on June 1, 2009 at 12:39pm
Wow! I bought an old pattern book on Ebay a while back. It's from the 70s-it uses this method! I haven't tried it yet, but it has got some great designs in it! Of course the cut of a lot of 70s clothing is back in style so I plan on using them a lot. I think this book just called it the "magic number" method. Looks great!
Comment by Sewbusy on June 1, 2009 at 11:47am
This system should need NO adjustments because it uses YOUR body measurements. That is what makes it different from the other bought patterns. You make your own pattern. Your measurements adjust the "template" as you make it, so it fits YOU and no one else.
Comment by Katriina Alanko on June 1, 2009 at 9:26am
If your body is a standard pattern size, by all means use the Lutterloh system. If you normally have to make adjustments to a pattern, you'll have to make the same adjustments to a Lutterloh pattern. Because a template is used for making the pattern, all you get is an enlargement of the template.

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