Technology and Livelihood Education – Dressmaking/Tailoring Read the Information Sheet 1.1 Sewing Tools and Equipment Sewing equipment different tools are used in garment construction. The skillful use of the different sewing equipment will help take body measurement and drafting pattern with accuracy and speed. In this lesson, you will learn how to draft a tight-fitting block, known as a ‘moulage’ or mold, from actual body measurements. You will also learn how to add ease to convert the moulage to a sleeveless bodice sloper or for use with a sleeve. These slopers will become the foundation for many of your future designs.

Aug 19, 2008 · * Buy 1/2 yd. more when sewing directional prints, matching a pattern repeat, or making legs longer than 3 ½”. MEASUREMENTS. Waist – measure around the waistline at navel level. Hip – measure around fullest part of hipline 9″ below waistline. Rise – while sitting measure side of body from waistline to top of seat. PATTERN Sewing tutorials, sewing patterns, tools and designer fabrics - everything you need from acclaimed sewing guru, Linda Lee.