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Floral Summer Top - Pattern Hack

The intention of making a summer top with a bit of shape gave me good reason to try pattern hacking. Having liked the fit of the… 442 more words


My LBD* Project: Finally creating the winner!

And so, my *Little Black Dress project is finally (!) coming to a close. Well, maybe that’s rushing things a bit since I have three really well-fitting muslins for three different dresses all of which would make terrific little black dresses. 873 more words


Interview with our Pattern Drafter, Sanaz

Hey Metya fans,

We have a super special treat for you! We have stolen Sanaz away from her work to ask her some hard hitting questions about her background, pattern drafting, and some of her personal inspiration. 445 more words

Knit Wrap Dress - Simplicity New Look 6301

I’ve been buying far too much fabric lately, mostly from Minerva Crafts but as a rule I tend to keep to their sale section. I had this lovely… 384 more words


The Dunrich School Of Dressmaking, 1940s Pattern Drafting & Dressmaking Booklet

Today I found The Dunrich School of Dressmaking, a lovely 1940’s booklet on dressmaking and pattern drafting on the National Library of Australia’s website and just had to share it with all of you! 590 more words


How do we make our plus size garments?

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Welcome back to the Metya blog. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful week of fun in the spring sun, and if you are a (fellow) Canadian, you got to sneak in an extra day off for the long weekend. 443 more words

Basic Concepts: Draping Works!

Draping is pattern-making by pinning fabric directly to a person – or a model of their body. Draping is traditionally used in womenswear: it’s the best way to fit curves, and to create flowing gowns with movement and individuality. 2,289 more words

Basic Concepts