Frequently Asked Questions
How and when do I get the PDF pattern?
Upon purchase and verification of your payment, the PDF pattern will be available for download on the confirmation page and via the download link in the electronic receipt emailed after purchase. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the email in your main inbox older.
Also, I will encourage you to create an account on our website. That way, you will be able to access all purchased PDF patterns from your dashboard at any time when logged into your account.
How do I pay?
You can pay using a card (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, etc). Our payment gateway is powered by FlutterWave, a leading payment services provider in Africa. It is safe, and secure and purchases can be made anywhere in the world.
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What is the fit and sizing of SewExplicit Patterns?
The existing patterns are in women sizes 6-20 to fit bust 32 to 48″ (81.3 to 121.9cm). These patterns are drafted for the average B-cup shape, which is a figure that has a full bust measurement is that is 2 inches larger than the upper bust measurement. Bigger cup-sized shapes may require full-bust adjustment.
We are currently working on updating and extending our sizing. Newer patterns will be available in women sizes 4 to 32 to fit bust sizes 30″ to 61″ and in multiple cup options as well.
All patterns are drafted in length for the average height of 5 feet 4″ to 5 feet 8″.
The Size Info page has further details on size information. Also, check the specific pattern description page to know the exact sizes that pattern is available in and what the finished garment ought to measure.
Can I input my own body measurements for a custom fit?
No. Our patterns are not macros but come in standard sizes, so you cannot input your measurements. The patterns are offered in a wide size range so that you can select the size(s) closest to your measurements then make adjustments if necessary. The bundled sewing instruction and (sometimes the blog) have procedures you can follow to adjust patterns to fit.
Are the patterns with or without seam allowances?
All sewing patterns except the block/sloper patterns have seam allowances built into them. The instruction for each pattern indicates how much has been added.
Are SewExplicit Patterns projector cutting-friendly?
Yes, all the sewing patterns except the blocks/foundation patterns have dedicated projector cutting files with layered sizes, thick lines, mirrored pieces and measurement grids.
Also, all sewing patterns, including the foundation patterns, come in large paper format with layers that can also be used with projectors.
Can I sell clothing made with SewExplicit Patterns or use them in my dressmaking business?
Yes you may but terms and conditions apply. Please read it here
Is there a Facebook Group for support?
Yes, there is. You may join here. It is still a very young group though.
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