Category Archives: Pattern Making

McCalls 6555 Shirt

Further to the summer Stash Attack, I’ve used a length of lightweight white poly crepe making up View A of a pattern I must have bought in the mid to late 70s. View A is top right in the artwork … Continue reading

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UFO Landing

The lost abandoned unfinished object is now a dress. The pattern was drafted from the first Pattern Magic book, page 30. Drafting mainly consists of slashing and spreading bits of the basic block, sticking different parts together, adding in chunks … 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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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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