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A valentine's gift - a Man's Kimono

The simplicity 8318 pattern is part of the costumes section – I think as a response to the film the last Samurai. I chose this because I wanted a more authentic style of kimono rather than using a dressing gown pattern. 385 more words


Moon Princess Seam Conversion!

I finally got around to converting my basic sloper to princess seams.

Drafting the OG darted sloper proved a much more daunting task. Converting it to princess seams was…well… 412 more words


Patterning A Circle Skirt

You’ll Need:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Thin paper (I like newsprint)
  • Paper scissors (should be different from fabric scissors)
  • Something to write with

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Pink Tunic - Lutterloh Pattern #61

I had come across the Lutterloh pattern making system by accident, while searching online for pattern drafting software, and their video clip on how to use it looked straightforward enough. 792 more words


Mastering the measurements ...

Hello Folks!

Before the long working week starts and I start losing my marbles, let’s get on a soapbox …:)

Today’s topic is HOW TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS using landmark terms which I discussed in my previous blog post. 341 more words



The first question which is gonna come in mind that’s What is flat pattern ??

here is the answer;-

Flat pattern basically a paper pattern which we develop to create any garment.In the system of pattern drafting, one has to take measurements from a dress form or model or any individual to create a foundation or say design pattern.Once the pattern is developed with all the required information and required seam allowance, it is ready to place flat on the fabric and cut as per the guidelines and then comes the sewing process, finishing and so on. 423 more words


Invisible zip, playing and disaster

Last week at College we learned how to insert a standard zip and invisible zip. As you can probably see from the first picture my invisible zip is pretty invisible.  228 more words