Category Archives: Pattern Making

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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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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