27 April 2015

Pattern Puzzle - Vintage Update

The vintage inspiration for this weeks #PatternPuzzle has come from a pattern I found on the So Vintage Patterns website.  Unfortunately, this one has been been sold but they have a mountain of great vintage patterns for all eras.  I was attracted by the asymmetrically-set, diagonal seams with gathered drape.  But not so much the button decoration.  By adding the extra seams, I believe I have made it easier to construct, as they eliminate the corner seams.  I have also reworked the back view from the original design to carry the front, diagonal seams through to the back dress.


For all the pattern making detail for the Vintage Update jump across to our new blog location on the website.  You can connect with our RSS feed or follow on bloglovin.  See you soon!  :)

20 April 2015

Pattern Puzzle - Gathered Shirt

Once again I am attracted to the loose-fit silhouette that is such a staple in most fashion ranges at the moment.  And somehow I think it may also indicate a desire to bring my own wardrobe up-to-date.  This cocoon shaped, gathered drape shirt would behave at its best if you were to cut it in a light, drapey woven such as silk satin or a crepe de chine.


For all the pattern making detail for the Gathered Shirt jump across to our new blog location on the website.  You can connect with our RSS feed or follow on bloglovin.  See you soon!  :)

13 April 2015

Pattern Puzzle - Layered Shirt

This weeks puzzle is very much a summer weight shirt that I imagine is a cotton voile or organdie.  The semi-transparent fabric is used I'm many layers (2-3) to create drape and subtle colour variation in the layering.  The front opening of the shirt is a concealed, button front hidden under the front drape.


For all the pattern making detail for the Layered Shirt jump across to our new blog location on the website.  You can connect with our RSS feed or follow on bloglovin.  See you soon!  :)

06 April 2015

Pattern Puzzle - Cowl Tee

It never ceases to amaze me how often I am drawn to this particular style of cowl drape.  You will find many examples in the #PatternPuzzles that have been presented here over the past few years.  This puzzle stars with the simplest of shapes and become an elegant tunic top.


For all the pattern making detail for the Cowl Tee jump across to our new blog location on the website.  You can connect with our RSS feed or follow on bloglovin.  See you soon!  :)