Posts Tagged ‘patternmaking’

I wanna be a cowl girl

Last week’s festive season batik cowl neck dress has been an absolute winner!  I’ve worn it twice already.  Did you like the cowl neck?  It’s a shallow cowl, the sort where you don’t have to press your hand to your chest when bending over to avoid displaying everything. It’s an easy bit of patternmaking if…

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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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Free pattern: wraparound skirt

Hello All, Here’s a pattern for a 6-gore wraparound skirt.  It has a generous wrap and is very suitable for one-way prints.  It would also look good in a plain fabric with topstitched seams. If you’ve never drafted a pattern before, this is a good one to start with because it’s straight forward and easy-fitting. …

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The Mystery Skirt part 3: Revealed

Hi All, The Mystery Skirt got finished.  You can read how I started it in Part 1 and Part 2. The skirt is from Sato Watanabe’s Stylish Skirts.  Mine has emerged slightly different, but I’m very happy with how it turned out, and the fabric was a dream to sew (although difficult to photograph for…

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The Mystery Skirt -part 1

I have been reading Stylish Skirts by Sato Wantanbe. Sewbusylizzie reviewed it here I’m rather partial to Japanese pattern books, with their clear visual instructions, occasional quirky designs and forlorn looking models.  Stylish Skirts (which uses dressmakers models instead of the forlorn models) is a little different to other Japanese pattern books in that there’s…

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