Category Archives: Pattern making

How High Can You Go?

This is the running joke about high waisted trousers and for me, the waistband had always fluctuated between high and low but recently, I decided to go higher. When pattern cutting, the waistline usually sits below the belly button for

How High Can You Go?

This is the running joke about high waisted trousers and for me, the waistband had always fluctuated between high and low but recently, I decided to go higher. When pattern cutting, the waistline usually sits below the belly button for

More of the Same BUT Better!

A while ago, I decided to experiment during the lockdown and made myself an Elizabethan shirt (see here). It was not an ordinary thing that anyone would have wanted but I had the fabric and the time so I decided

More of the Same BUT Better!

A while ago, I decided to experiment during the lockdown and made myself an Elizabethan shirt (see here). It was not an ordinary thing that anyone would have wanted but I had the fabric and the time so I decided

Sticking with the Plan

Coming from an engineering background, I always draw up a plan when I am doing something. This allows me to conceptualise the process and visualise the end product. Usually there are numerous iterations of a draft before I settle on

Sticking with the Plan

Coming from an engineering background, I always draw up a plan when I am doing something. This allows me to conceptualise the process and visualise the end product. Usually there are numerous iterations of a draft before I settle on

Deconstructed Construction

Our students were recently given a project relating to the word ‘Disobey’. It was quite interesting to hear their discussions about this subject and the research that they have collected. It also made me think about this subject and how

Deconstructed Construction

Our students were recently given a project relating to the word ‘Disobey’. It was quite interesting to hear their discussions about this subject and the research that they have collected. It also made me think about this subject and how

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Pleats? Yes Please!

I had always wanted to own a pair of the ‘Pleats Please’ trousers by Issey Miyaki but the price was a huge deterrent. However, recently I saw a pair that had the perfect cut and beautiful pleating which made me

Pleats? Yes Please!

I had always wanted to own a pair of the ‘Pleats Please’ trousers by Issey Miyaki but the price was a huge deterrent. However, recently I saw a pair that had the perfect cut and beautiful pleating which made me

Interpreting Matisse’s Cut Outs in Garments

It’s been a while since I got technical in my work. A lot of my work has been very experimental and ‘loose’ but when it comes to design, it is very important that the research and development are reflected in

Interpreting Matisse’s Cut Outs in Garments

It’s been a while since I got technical in my work. A lot of my work has been very experimental and ‘loose’ but when it comes to design, it is very important that the research and development are reflected in

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching