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The Blouse of Learning

There is a lesson in this shirt.

Blouse patterns have gaping armholes, and cannot be made into a sleeveless style simply by omitting the sleeves and adding binding. 43 more words


In Which The Blockhead Makes A Block (aka Pattern Learnings for Smart-Making)

I’m baaaaaaack! I still haven’t taken my super scuba outfit on a test drive, but I plan to very soon. (It’s been “lapping flames of Hellfire” hot here┬álately, and if there’s one thing your intrepid blogger hates more than being cold, it’s being hot; bonus hate-points are awarded for being hot in head-to-toe polyester.) Thanks to everyone who left encouraging comments (aka told me I did NOT look like a total trollop in the skirt): your kind words have emboldened me to eventually leave the house looking super scuba fabulous! 1,177 more words

Skirt Sloper Completed! Yay!!

Turns out the easy fix for the drag lines (I mentioned this sloper at the end of this post) was just to move over the darts towards the side by 1 inch. 248 more words

Sewing Projects And Tutorials

Anything but the pencil

For my first foray into following a pattern, my requirements were simple – a basic skirt which resembled anything other than a pencil. Because anyone who knows me well, knows my aversion for the pencil skirt. 232 more words

Vogue 2948 finished

Finished – but again I am not entirely happy with the result. I think part of the problem is that they have taken an unreasonably long time for ‘a pair of pants/trousers’. 763 more words


Dressmaking skills with Bette Love

Bette Love returns to Unravel & Unwind

In July & August we welcome back Rachel from Bette Love, to pass on her skills in dressmaking. These skills range from made to measure pattern drafting through to the completion of an item of clothing, ready to wear. 368 more words