Archive for March 2017

Lutterloh from the op shop

Lutterloh from the op shop

Arriving home from an op shop visit, my husband presented me with someone’s Lutterloh books. Lutterloh is a pattern making system from Germany.  It was developed in 1935 and is still available today.             Lutterloh is a pattern drafting system only.  There are no instructions for cutting or making the…

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Zero Waste wrap skirt

Zero Waste wrap skirt front view

The 6-gore wrap skirt is my most popular post.  I wear the original blue peanut print wrap skirt regularly in summer and always get a comment. This week I revisited the the draft and made myself a new one.  It’s about 10cm longer, and 7 gore instead of 6.  With an odd number of gores,…

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How to draw clothes

traceable croqui

There’s always a time when you need to make a quick sketch of a garment for some reason.  To draw it for a friend, record the style or plan a pattern.  If you don’t draw often, it’s a hard thing to do.  A traceable croqui is the answer.  A croqui (pronounced crow-key) is a figure…

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Book review: Bias Cut Blueprints

Book Review Bias Cut Blueprints

Looking for a new adventure in sewing?  You might enjoy Bias Cut Blueprints. This book contains a method for making different garments of any size cut on the bias.  You create a bias cut tube following the book’s directions, and transform it into a dress, top or skirt.  The book explains many neckline, sleeve and…

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