Monthly Archives: April 2015

Waffling about Pattern Making Again

This week I played around with the overshirt pattern and made it into a shift. The fabric is a soft blue silky something or the other from stash depths – about the colour of Petula’s overdress in this clip.   … Continue reading

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Overshirt Progress

I’ve been slowly assembling a pattern test for an overshirt with floaty sleeves. The fabric is a man made crepe in a petrol blue which has been in stash too long for me to recall purchasing details. So long in … Continue reading

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Ufology dilemmas

Backstory.  I saw a sleeve I liked in an Armani collection. I ordered red bouclé for the coat, but didn’t want to risk hacking into it without testing the pattern. A test jacket got half made. Afficionados of Fabricland will … Continue reading

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Hobnobs v Batting

On the left is a form padded out to my size12 block which includes functional ease, on the right is a form padded out to my own block plus functional ease. (The one on the right can fit in size … Continue reading

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