Category Archives: Pattern Making

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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Skirt Draft 3

The first full scale version of this pattern is sewn up. Notes on grain follow. The piece on the top right of that photo is the front skirt main section, and the CF is parallel to the selvedge. Its top … Continue reading

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Cowl Top Draft and Nostalgia

I redrafted a pattern for the cowl top that’s become a wardrobe standby. This for a daughter who has lost weight, so the originals no longer fit her. I’ve made many of these and blogged a few times and get … Continue reading

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Jeans Toile from Hell

There’s always one isn’t there? One garment that dedicates itself unrelentingly to showing you up. I’ll draw a veil over most of the seam ripper moments – the times I forgot what seam allowance I’d used on the pattern and … Continue reading

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Nap6 Progress Report

I’ve been cutting an experimental full size pattern for the Nap 6 challenge dress. It’s been a rush job (nothing to do with challenge deadlines, RL issues). Reasoning that if anyone wears it as a finished article, it’s likely to … Continue reading

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No Seam Trouser Pockets

I made a couple of pairs of linen trousers in 2012 and am fishing out my pattern for a re-run. It’s a fairly standard shape, wide legs but not elephantine, side pockets, shaped waistband set slightly lower than natural waistline. … Continue reading

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