Author Archives: jay

About jay

I design and draft patterns

Fabric Wiles

OK. So we all know that fabric can cast a spell on you. One moment you’re idly browsing, with no intention of adding anything to that guilt producing pile of stashed cloth. Just looking. Then fabric starts whispering your name. … Continue reading

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Pause

Last post I asked for opinions on finding the right zip fastener dilemma. Overwhelmingly the response was to go with the closer colour match and lighter weight. Many thanks to contributors for their thoughts. Morgan summed up the problem neatly … Continue reading

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Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

Catherine posted about the difficulty of matching a grey wool for her Oxford Bags. ¬†Descending on Myrtille looking for a deep purple open ended zip with metallic teeth and if possible something not boring for a zip pull was an … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Making Things

Square armhole shirt finished – well, probably. I went off the neckline, then decided I liked it, but would move the sides in a tad on the next one. I found the neckline also worked open, but really need a … Continue reading

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Squared Armhole Shirt

If you’re wondering what’s happening to this project it’s been on hold whilst I was absent on another chapter in the train-wreck-of-RL mission. Here’s how it developed before I left. The neckline I chose was raised and set away. You … Continue reading

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Rough Draft of Squared Armhole

I’m doing a re-run of the style I made in violet rayon, this time for me. There’s at least a couple of ways of doing this draft. I’ve photographed the main stages in ¬†one . First the disclaimer. It’s a … Continue reading

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Coat Collar

The coat re-make is finished bar pressing, which will be left until I can check the hem for its position and level. It’s a classic swing coat style with a central inverted pleat in the back. There’s a couple of … Continue reading

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