Category Archives: Pattern Making

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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Drafting a Yoke on Trousers

See how I steered clear of punny titles? Blurry sewing room shots and the yokes on me. There, got that out of my system. Most trouser patterns now come with a centre front fly opening. Maybe you want to change … Continue reading

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Snail Like

A teeny bit of progress on the coat this week. I cut a pattern, and decided to make a part toile to see if the latest idea about the neckline was going to be a runner or not. I’ve cut … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions

How do you choose between your different ideas when you have a length of one of those fabrics that could work in several different styles? Hard isn’t it? I’ve been mulling over the black almost bouclĂ©, and the excellent suggestions. … Continue reading

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All White

There’s something nice about white isn’t there? The fabric is probably poly or rayon, its a textured weave bright white fabric which has been lurking for three or four years. You can see it better in this close up. The … Continue reading

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Two Dresses

Stash attack made slower progress this week. The wrap dress in the black heart print got made up. The bust darting has been converted to pleats from the waistline, (there’s a waist seam) and the skirt is flared. It buttons … Continue reading

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