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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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Coat Collar

The coat re-make is finished bar pressing, which will be left until I can check the hem for its position and level. It’s a classic swing coat style with a central inverted pleat in the back. There’s a couple of … Continue reading

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Downsizing a Coat

How do you feel about doing alterations?  About as much fun as a wet week-end in Margate? So, round of applause please, for the simple fact that I’m getting to grips with trying to size down a coat. (OK. I … Continue reading

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Zero Gravity

It’s been a while. I’ve sewn stuff of course, but life feels weighted heavily towards Pandemonium and light on Pattern. 3 of the garments sewn below :- This was for one daughter. The bodice had extra length to create a bloused … Continue reading

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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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