(Side note, I am not able to run the latest program release on Windows XP, so I am posting this so that there is a pattern block available when I eventually upgrade my technology.)
As I’ve been unable to find much information in English on how to draft a catsuit/skinsuit/zentai pattern I am politely seeking a volunteer pattern maker to develop a a set of blocks for the following specification:
"Full catsuit plain colour or single foil, rear entry zip, straight seamed if feasible, high collar (not sure of exact term, but its essentially a flat band firm around the neck with a snap fastening or hook/eye fastening at rear in this design), Stirrup ankle or fully footed. Open wrist.
Intended Size : 2XL (18-22) (UK) ( Reference width measures are Bust:40-42in, Waist 34-36in, Hips - 40-42 in. If there other specific measure needed LMK. ).
Alternates and options (if anyone is interested.)
- Hand/thumb stirrup(?) instead of plain open wrist. (I’ve not found ANY tutorial yet on how to add these to a sleeve pattern.
- Open ankle design, possibly with fastened opening (?) to accommodate a stiffer material, or ankle measure smaller than “instep” measure. A similar opening could be made at the wrist. Intent would be invisible snap fastening or a short zip.
*An alternate ankle/wrist cuff design, would be to end the leg/sleeve in a straight opening, but have something like a tight shirt cuff. Intended fastening for this would be snap fastenings, a button, or even a loop and hole external fastening (would need to do a drawing to explain in full.)
The closest I came to finding a block to work from was one mentioned on an old web-site which is no longer available.
I was also sure there was a now deleted commerical Kwik Sew pattern that was very close to the specifcation.
Additional image (showing sleeve closure options):
What I mean by a hand stirrup: