Author Archives: jay

About jay

I design and draft patterns

Wearable Toile ?

I’m making these jeans semi-properly, on the chance that they will fit without too much alteration. There’ll be a bit of skimping and short-cuts in case they’re waaaay off and end up as dusters. The zip went in à la … Continue reading

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Jeans Again

Its been a while since I made jeans, and I need to check if my jeans block still gives me an acceptable fit. I’ve compared measurements with my rtw pairs. It’s fairly close. The rtw have no ease on my … Continue reading

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Now What?

The quilted jacket is done -hooray! It started well, with that buzz you get when starting  something new, but having to walk out on it before the quilting was finished turned it into a bit of a penance. I relied … Continue reading

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Reorganising Sewing Area

I love seeing photos of customised sewing areas, with purpose built units and storage, but I can’t emulate them here. Maybe you have less than ideal conditions?  This  post’s about what has turned out to be a successful workaround  for me … Continue reading

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Back Later

Amazingly, the stats wordpress gives show that people are still popping in to this blog, despite the dearth of posts. So the least I can do is proffer excuses. I was away for RL emergencies for a few weeks, came … Continue reading

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Quilt Progress

It’s looking as though I’ll have to rush off again in a few days, but, happily, I was over- thinking the quilting. A microtex needle and an open toe foot is dealing with it. I made a couple of samples … Continue reading

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Quilted Jacket

I was given a length of fabric at Christmas. The background is a warm grey, with a matt finish, textured with bumps created by the long floats of metallic gold in the woven pattern. This is what the reverse looks … Continue reading

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