Hello everyone and welcome to this new youtube channel dedicated to the creation of zero waste clothing In this first video, I am going to show you how to download and then use the zero waste patterns made as part of the project MILAN AV-JC These digital patterns, available in several sizes, can be downloaded as a PDF file from the DIY section of the website milanavjc.com Once the pattern has been downloaded, you will find a .zip folder containing several PDF files
– one for each size. It is up to you to choose your size according to the chart available in the pattern description I advise you to open the PDF file with a program such as Adobe Acrobat Reader That way you will be able to check the contents
before printing The PDF files have been made so that you can print them out on A4 paper from a simple home printer Orange and grey marks have been added on each of the sheets, allowing you to easily assemble them together When you start printing, it is important that you check the option “full size” is ticked, otherwise the measurements on the pattern, once cut out, could be wrong Once you have printed out the entire pattern, I advise you cut the bottom and right side edges of each piece of paper in preparation for the next step Once you have done this, you can now turn over each sheet one after the other and using cellotape, fix all the sheets of paper together The PDF pattern is printed out in horizontal lines You can first stick the orange marks together one after the other, making sure to follow the numbers Once you arrive at the end of the first horizontal line, it is best to put this to one side for now and start again on the second line. Once all the orange marks have been fixed in place, it is time to start on the vertical grey marks Bit by bit, your pattern will start to take the shape of a large rectangle, ready to be placed on your fabric The second step in preparing your pattern consists of cutting around the thick ORANGE line (or grey if you printed in black and white) to get rid of any extra and unwanted paper. Your pattern is now ready to be cut out, you can lay your fabric on the table and place the rectangular pattern on top, following the side edges If you have chosen a fabric with a width larger than the one recommended, you should place the pattern as close to one side edge as possible. This way the rest of the fabric can still be used to make a belt or other finishes Unfortunately it is very rare to buy a piece of fabric that is cut perfectly perpendicular Everything depends on the agility of the the vendor serving you You will probably end up with a tiny scrap of fabric left, but do not worry, we will not blame you ! So now that you have finished cutting out your pattern, it is time to watch the sewing tutorial available for the model you have chosen…

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  • Bonjour 🙂
    J'aime beaucoup le beau projet de Milan AV-JC. Allier style et zéro déchet est admirable. Seulement je me pose sans cesse des questions sur l'impression des patrons de couture. Ne serait-ce passe envisageable d'indiquer les mesures des formes géométriques (surtout rectangulaires) pour ne pas les imprimer ? Tout ce papier me fait de la peine.
    Je pense aussi que ce serait une excellente idée de proposer un fichier qui fragmente les différentes parties du patron (il m'est déjà arrivé de devoir tout réimprimer parce que j'avais perdu une pièce). Est-ce possible, selon vous, de mettre en place ce genre de chose ?

    Merci pour toute cette ingéniosité et créativité 🙂

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