11 August 2014

Pattern Puzzle - The Japan Skirt - no block required!

The Japan Skirt - Self-drafted Pattern.


Rectangle skirts are nothing new.  What maybe new is the way you work your rectangle.  This particular pattern has been hanging on my pattern rail for at least 8 years.  Originally developed for merino ponti, grading up and down in sizes allows you to cut this pattern in a variety of knit and woven fabrics.  

04 August 2014

Pattern Puzzle - Tuck and Panel Dress

Our fans made quick work of the #PatternPuzzle on Saturday morning.   In the end they realised that most of the design detail was on the back of this garment with the front remaining quite clean.


Using a fitted dress block or similar, trace out half front and half back block with side seams facing.