23 April 2016

Pattern Puzzle - Issey Miyake Single Twist

Does anyone remember this little pattern puzzle from last year? It's been a long time waiting in the wings for posting. An innovation on an existing theme, this single twist is ingenious in that a cowl is built as part of the twist pattern. The final effect being a more subtle twist with a relaxed fit.

If you'd like to learn my method for creating Twist Drape Patterns I have a detailed worksheet for making Jersey Twist Patterns. For just a few dollars you'll get the same training you'd get if you came to the workshop in my studio.

Find all the post detail here.

16 April 2016

Fitting Commercial Patterns - FBA

Fitting Commercial Patterns is a very popular workshop for home sewers and textile teachers. This week I've been going all-out to improve the workbook materials for this workshop in preparation for some professional development training I'm delivering in Melbourne next week to the Victorian VET textile teachers. I've decided to share a section of that new workbook in this post, covering the Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) on an existing shirt pattern.

You'll find all the post details here.

04 April 2016

Pattern Fix - Back Dress Too Long

How many times have you experienced this: fabric pooling at the back waist in your dresses and shirts?  Well I have the #PatternFix for that!  Unfortunately there is little we can do to save the sample,  but we can alter the pattern to make sure it doesn't happen again. :)

Check out the full blog post on well-suited, my website blog.

Perforated Trend Board and Design Development

My Perforated Trend Board

A collection of ideas to kick start the creative process.