Category Archives: Pattern making

Silk Dressing Gown

The weather can’t seem to make it its mind up at the moment, hovering between hot and cold. It seems that no matter what I wear, it’s always wrong. This also extends to being at home. Cold weather beckons my

Silk Dressing Gown

The weather can’t seem to make it its mind up at the moment, hovering between hot and cold. It seems that no matter what I wear, it’s always wrong. This also extends to being at home. Cold weather beckons my

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

The Selvedge Trick! AGAIN!

It took me quite a while to get my jeans pattern absolutely perfect (fitted round the bum but with a loose fit around the calves) but now I’ve got it how I like it, I can easily make a pair

The Selvedge Trick! AGAIN!

It took me quite a while to get my jeans pattern absolutely perfect (fitted round the bum but with a loose fit around the calves) but now I’ve got it how I like it, I can easily make a pair

Playing with a Tote

What happens when you deconstruct a tote bag? It does sound quite silly, doesn’t it? After all, who would want to deconstruct a tote bag when the outcome is essentially just a rectangle? Well, I did but it was all for

Playing with a Tote

What happens when you deconstruct a tote bag? It does sound quite silly, doesn’t it? After all, who would want to deconstruct a tote bag when the outcome is essentially just a rectangle? Well, I did but it was all for

Sewing Class

I never had any lessons when it comes to sewing. I played around with my mom’s foot operated sewing machine when I was young. I never really made anything but just stitched pieces of fabric together. Unbeknown to me, I had

Sewing Class

I never had any lessons when it comes to sewing. I played around with my mom’s foot operated sewing machine when I was young. I never really made anything but just stitched pieces of fabric together. Unbeknown to me, I had

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson