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Skirt Draft 2

Still working on the mini toile, I altered the half scale pattern. First the lines drawn, taking the top line across to the side seam. Then a bit wider flare at the side seam, taking it higher on the leg. … Continue reading

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Drafting a Skirt

I’m working on a draft for a skirt. This is the first try (half scale)   You might be able to see what I did. a. Use front and back straight skirt block cut as whole, lengthened to midi with … 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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Getting the Ducks in a Row

It’s always a judgement call how closely you fit clothes. The jeans in natural denim (last post) are a tad baggy on my legs, in fact I can grab a good 6 cms each side just below the pelvis without … Continue reading

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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 √† 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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