29 August 2021

Join me on the New Website

 Finally I have put together a new website using a platform that I finally understand.  At the moment is has all the same content as my previous website with the possibility of delivering more pattern making training in the future.

This will be my last post on this blog.  I have moved all the content to the new website.  If you'd like to hear from me about new product or new blog posts then you'll need to subscribe to my newsletter.  You'll find the subscription box in the footer of my home page.


I'm looking forward to some exciting new ideas for the coming year.



05 July 2019

Latest from Studio Faro

For the last few months, I've been focussed on getting more patterns and pattern making worksheets online.  This post is a bit of a catch-up for those still connected to me via this blog.  Each of the following images links to a new blog post on the website...



07 May 2018

Pattern Puzzle - Transparent Tuck Dress

Pattern Puzzle - Transparent Tuck Dress

Congrats to Mioara and Gemma solving the Pattern Puzzle in just one comment!  I think I am going to have to up my game to give you all a bit more of a challenge.  This is just the kind of thing we do in the Draped Dresses workshop at Studio Faro.

Below is recent design development I have decided to use for the Pattern Puzzle this week.  The inspiration comes from Comme de Garcon frock I saw in the late nineties.  The image has always stayed with me.  I love their work.


I've updated the graphics and improved the instructions.  You'll find it all here on the website blog - Pattern Puzzle - Transparent Tuck Dress

26 March 2018

Sampling the Flare and Gather Dress

Every now and then I get an opportunity to sample up one of my Pattern Puzzle posts. This sample is from the Pattern Puzzle - Flare & Gather Dress, posted in June 2014. With all new design ideas for woven's I always make the first sample in calico.



Click through to my website blog for all the pattern making detail. 

14 February 2018

First Sample - Twist or Cowl Drape Shift

Well, it's been a long time since I posted this Pattern Puzzle - Twist or Cowl Shift Dress. And I've just rediscovered the sample photos to share with you. Here's the original image of the Pattern Puzzle to remind everyone where we started.

Click through to my website blog for all the sampling detail.