Welcome to the page for Gunmetal! Here you will find all the sew-along links, sew-along badges, cutting labels, finished garment measurements, as well as photos of the finished garment and anything else related to Gunmetal.
This pattern comes in physical form as well as PDF/print shop form. You can also buy this pattern with twenty D-rings included for only $2 extra dollars and no extra shipping. Or, if you already have the pattern and decide later to make view B, or want to make more than one view B, you can buy the D-rings separately for the same price with a small shipping fee.
To see the envelope back with US measurements and yardage calculations, click here.
The metric version of the envelope back can be found here.
Finished Garment Measurements
These measurements represent the total finished measurements of the garment–not your body! To calculate how much design each the pattern has, look at the measurements which correspond to yours on the sizing chart, then find the matching size on this finished garment measurement chart and subtract the two. That resulting number represents the amount of design ease in each part of the garment. This is helpful in deciding which size garment to make. If you do not know how much ease you like in your garment, measure a comparable article of clothing in your closet that you feel fits you well. You want to sew up this pattern in the finished garment measurements that most closely resemble the favored item of clothing from your garment. This will ensure that you like how tight or loose the finished garment is. Also, please keep in mind that Lolita Patterns are developed with much less ease than most patterns. This results in a close fitting, tailored look. We include the finished garment measurements to aid you in your decision of which size to cut and sew.
You can download or print a copy of the cutting labels for Gunmetal here. Cutting labels help ensure that you can identify each piece (or stack of pieces) as you need it, know which side is the right side, and which side of the piece is the top and which is the bottom. Since there are so many pieces, and many are shaped similarly, this helps avoid confusion as you sew.
The sew-along badges are available below. The sew-along will begin on Monday, January 6th, 2014. Grab your badge and show some love!
Gunmetal Sew-Along Badge: 150 x 150
Gunmetal Sew-Along Badge: 200 x 200
As each sew-along post goes live, a link will be posted here for easy reference.
At the end of the instructions for Gunmetal, the Flickr group address reads: http://www.flickr.com/groups/gunmetal/. This is incorrect. The correct address is: http://www.flickr.com/groups/gunmetal4013