10 December 2016
Inspired by fans, I've finally had a go at the Kimono Twist Dress from the Pattern Puzzles series. My first pattern was cut from a knit kimono block that I made from my Basic Knit Block. I used a mid-weight two-way stretch jersey in a near-block aubergine. And although I've identified some issues for improvement, this first sample's not too shabby.
22 September 2016
When I look at the vast amount of pattern making posts I've blogged since 2013, I'm overwhelmed! So I've no idea how you're all coping out there. I'm going to make an attempt to curate some of the posts into different categories so you can use them for a little gentle pattern making. Many of you ask for online training, so this isn't a bad place to start by working your way through the accumulated knowledge in these posts. Here I'll be highlighting some of my posts that are particularly friendly for the beginner pattern maker.
30 July 2016
Trawling through my blog post archive I've come to realise that many of my posts have vintage content, and I discover there are at least twenty vintage posts! So this Vintage Inspired Round-Up is to refresh your memory of some of my earlier Pattern Puzzle posts and to share a few points in history where vintage style has influenced my work. Where does it all start?
The rest of the post detail is here! :)
20 May 2016
Back in the land of blogging and I've made a #FirstSample of the Vivienne Drape Dress. I've recently turned this #PatternPuzzle into an afternoon workshop that I hold at the studio. Students spend an afternoon in the studio and leave with this pattern completed in their size of choice. We always start with my Women's Fitted Block and every student builds a pattern plan for the development of this special design.
Find all the #FirstSample detail here.
17 May 2016
For this #PatternPuzzle post you have an elegant Drape Skirt that can be cut from a basic skirt block or any pencil skirt pattern. I've included some interesting seaming that works well with the drape feature that's included in the front left skirt.
Find all the pattern making detail here.