26 August 2013

Pattern Puzzle - TUCKED TEE

The inspiration behind Saturday's Pattern Puzzle has been doing the rounds of a few designers over the past 12 months.  I have cut it at least twice for different clients in the past year.  In the world of drape, it's definitely the new kid on the block.  Simple and uncomplicated this style has a casual and formal application.  I personally like the casual application and plan to make it as a tunic top to go over jeans or a long slim skirt.

Find all the pattern making instructions on the website blog.

19 August 2013

Pattern Puzzle - RETRO WRAP

Vintage Curiosity to Self-Drafted Pattern Puzzle - Wandering around in Pinterest I re-pinned the images below to my #cuttthatfrock album.  I was fascinated with the strange little pattern diagram on the back of the envelope.  The images claim that this simple shape would make that wrap top and that you can wear it wrapped from the front or the back.  Mmmm... big claims for a simple shape and such sophisticated drawings!  Convinced I could scale this up to make sense of it, I imported the image in to illustrator.

Click through to my website for all the pattern making detail: RETRO WRAP

More on this later…..

12 August 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Soft Pleat Jacket

This design has been developed using a kimono jacket block suitable for woven's.  If you'd like all the pattern making detail, jump over to the website blog.

If you turn the piece over and stand it up straight you can see that it is the front right side of this jacket with extra length added to the wrap to make the soft drape pleat between each button.  


05 August 2013

Pattern Puzzle - 'Lady in Waiting'

So here is the lovely coincidence.  After deciding the pattern development was suitable for the Saturday morning Pattern Puzzle, I then remembered that the design was part of an earlier post about Design Development. There is even some video footage on Youtube showing everyone the design development process - Fashion Design Development - WhiteonWhite Trend 2014

Checkout the pattern making details on the website blog.