I started with the bodice. This was pretty simple, just a basic bodice pattern with waist & bust darts. Then the tricky bit… the skirt. For the front of the skirt I wanted a simple pencil skirt pattern piece with one small difference. You can see in the picture on the packet of Vogue 6067, … Read more
Yesterday my friend & I went to a Vintage Clothing, Jewellery & Textile show at the Melbourne Showgrounds. We had a lovely day browsing through all the beautiful stalls. It was mostly clothes & jewellery but a few stalls had some fabric & patterns. I found quite a few patterns that I liked, but in … Read more
Yesterday I posted about a couple of concerns I noticed in the shoulders of the shirt I was making for Greg. As a result I made two modifications to the pattern, based on the instructions in Real Fit for Rear People (RFFRP) the first to adjust for square shoulders & the second to adjust for narrow shoulders.
The next part of the pattern that I drafted was the circle skirt. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am by no means an expert in pattern drafting. However drafting a circle skirt was SUPER easy. Having said that this pattern does require a very small amount of maths to be done, really … Read more
Last Sunday I drafted the pattern for my Christmas dress. I am by no means an expert in drafting patterns, but I'm always willing to give something new a go & share the results. Here's a quick summary of the steps I took; I started with my basic bodice block that I drafted some time … Read more
I'm at home sick today & feeling pretty miserable in general, so I spent this afternoon persuing my favourite 'I'm feeling super lazy' activity, sitting on the couch with my laptop cruising the internets. Before you ask, the answer is no my internet has not been connected yet. But my impatience lead to me geeking … Read more
Remember I mentioned that I got stuck in the countryside a couple of weeks ago when my car broke down? Anyway, one of the positives that came out of it was I found lots of op shops (second hand stores for the internationals out there) filled with super cheap patterns! I ended up coming home with about 12 *new* patterns.
About a month ago I received some very exciting news. I was chosen to contribute to a new book that my favourite sewing website (BurdaStyle) is publishing. Here is a brief overview of the book as published on the BurdaStyle website this week; "The book aims to be a combination of coffee table book and … Read more
Found this post on Burda Style today. Whilst I haven’t had a chance to check out all of the books yet, I will be in the coming days & I’d be keen to hear if anyone has any feedback on any of them. http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/6-essential-pattern-making-books-for-your-library
>Today is Ukrainian Christmas Day, which means I got a visit from Ukrainian Santa this morning. Uki Santa is the best! Look what I got…. Pattern Books! I saw these books in a fabric store recently & when I asked to buy some the girl told me that they weren’t for sale & were only … Read more