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Birds of a Feather-Dress

I really like statement pieces. I like being loud, or forceful, or aggressive without having to even so much as open my mouth. The hair, I know, is pretty loud all on its own, but sometimes there’s no substitute for a punchy dress. 1,585 more words


Super Moon and Playing with Paperdolls

There are many knitwear designs that capture my interest, especially cocoknits. ┬áRecently, I had an opportunity to sign-up for a series of class meetings with… 410 more words

Sewing books - TOP 5

It is such great feeling bringing an idea to life.

I love designing clothes. The whole creative process is fun to go through with, from thinking of the idea and putting it on paper, to developing, pattern drafting, and sewing a toile (which is a completed garment made with cheap material – e.g. 859 more words


Mummy Mashup

Warning this may end up long and will definitely contain rants about clothing designs on store bought clothing.

Note: I have a 4yr old son who is usually the ‘he’ referred to during this post. 946 more words


Drafting Basic Sloper

I am currently working on developing the basic sloper for my dress form and I completed the fitting today. There were some minor alterations.

Pattern Drafting

The Woman-Tailored Shirt Project

Here is a story – more of a saga – about a project that explains why the subtitle of this blog includes the word misadventures. At the beginning, it didn’t seem like it was going to be that big of a deal. 1,583 more words

Design Elements

Public Production: Pattern Editing

To begin my pattern editing I began with a concentration on the bodice of the dress pattern.

I edited the positioning of the dart of the hips, moving it to a slight angle to help with the shaping of the hips on the bodice. 180 more words

Costume Construction