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MOAR Dressies!

I present to you, a shirt dress! It’s the sloper dress with a placket added. Basically, I took the sloper bodice, added 1.5″ out from the center front (CF) for the placket, and borrowed the collar pieces from my fitted shirt pattern. 416 more words


Drafting class: Basic Shift Dress Philippines

Today’s a nice Sunday. Our student was able to draft her basic shift dress for the first time.

If you took lessons from us, I suggest that you repeat the same project so that you can practice doing it better or at least faster. 😉


Gawa Ko To Pattern Drafting Workshop in Bacolod City 

It all started with a wedding invitation. One of my friends in Shanghai is getting married!

Don’t they look fab?! I thought this is the perfect time to visit another friend, whom I also met in Shanghai, and haven’t seen in years! 163 more words


Through my eyes; I made a pattern from a photograph in Vogue

I have lovingly kept this Book of Vogue patterns for years and drooled and dreamed over it many times. Now I’m sewing again, I’m trying not to add to my pattern stash before I use some of the ones I have already, but it’s difficult when you see something you like and it’s not in the stash – and of course I only like what’s not in the stash.   521 more words


Bad at Deadlines

Since making a concerted effort to do more ‘selfish sewing’ and starting up my @shouldbesewing Instagram account a few months ago I’ve seen so many sewing challenges I’ve wanted to have a stab at. 439 more words

Done and done: the every day tunic

I call this the “every day tunic” because it quite literally is. Since I made this, I have worn it at least three times a week. 360 more words

Practical Dress Design, by Mabel Deane Erwin, 1954 revised edition

This is a book I have been hunting for a physical copy of online all year, so I can get my grubby, vintage fashion loving hands it and use it to draft patterns to make some… 105 more words