Monthly Archives: July 2012

Magic Flop or not?

I’m continuing doggedly with my drafting review of “Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics”. Today, I looked at ‘Straight Lines and Curves A, the instructions on page 93 of this volume by Tomoko Nakamichi. I unintentionally became expert in the technique used … Continue reading

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Sharp and Snappy 3

Back again, working from Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics, trying out this one. The pattern comes out quite cute, puts me in mind of a little sea horse. No time is wasted on fussing about necklines and armhole details, its the … Continue reading

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Stingray Magic

Third post about drafting from Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics by Tomoko Nakamichi¬†with passing reference to several other pattern making gurus. Stingray, drafting directions on page 100, is a little wonder. I put the half scale on my cute little PGM … Continue reading

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Magic Drafting 2

I’m living in the three Tee shirts I made recently, and love the fit. They don’t pull under the arms, rise up awkwardly at the front, develop a diagonal fold from the side seam to bust point, or dip and … Continue reading

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Draft Along – Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics

I’m working through some of the pattern drafts in Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics. Anyone care to join me? Or look over my shoulder, while I have a stab at these? I’m trying these initially in half scale, using the blocks … Continue reading

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Working the Magic

I had a go at the top with the knotted panels, third photo in my selection from Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics in the last post. I cut the pattern while waiting for the man of the house to get up … Continue reading

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More Pattern Magic

This came winging my way from the Book Depository today. Lucky me. Its the first PM I have in English, so that’s double the excitement, no slogging over the text with my Japanese sewing terms crib. Of course, as the … Continue reading

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