Posts Tagged: Pattern Making

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

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

Windswept Seas!

I was seeking shelter in Liberty on one cold and wet winter’s day when I saw this fabric. I immediately fell in love with it not only because of the print of the waves but also the texture of the fabric

Windswept Seas!

I was seeking shelter in Liberty on one cold and wet winter’s day when I saw this fabric. I immediately fell in love with it not only because of the print of the waves but also the texture of the fabric

All That Glitter and Sparkle!

I was once told by my tutor that if it looks good in calico, it will look good in anything. This phrase has proven true as my calico bag was an instant hit. In fact it went over so well

All That Glitter and Sparkle!

I was once told by my tutor that if it looks good in calico, it will look good in anything. This phrase has proven true as my calico bag was an instant hit. In fact it went over so well

Constructivism Construction

Recently I was playing with the idea of a circle in a garment. It’s nothing ground breaking as it is an idea that has been played with over and over again in numerous design. However, I wanted to try my

Constructivism Construction

Recently I was playing with the idea of a circle in a garment. It’s nothing ground breaking as it is an idea that has been played with over and over again in numerous design. However, I wanted to try my

Loop Cropped Trouser

 People often wonder what I do when I’m not pattern cutting or sewing something. Well, I’m usually deep in my notebook sketching pattern cutting ideas to try. Ideas are abundant in everything I see and I find it extremely important that

Loop Cropped Trouser

 People often wonder what I do when I’m not pattern cutting or sewing something. Well, I’m usually deep in my notebook sketching pattern cutting ideas to try. Ideas are abundant in everything I see and I find it extremely important that

Working with a Constraint!

 What do you do when you don’t have enough fabric for a project or find that your fabric is too narrow (which in my case was a narrow 36 cm wide Kimono fabric). Well, you alter your patterns based on

Working with a Constraint!

 What do you do when you don’t have enough fabric for a project or find that your fabric is too narrow (which in my case was a narrow 36 cm wide Kimono fabric). Well, you alter your patterns based on

If Monet Wore Tracksuits!

Even if Claude Monet would wear it, I wouldn’t let him use it for athletic purposes! You must be confused. Let me explain. It’s the Liberty sales and I got my hands on this lush printed jersey. I rarely see

If Monet Wore Tracksuits!

Even if Claude Monet would wear it, I wouldn’t let him use it for athletic purposes! You must be confused. Let me explain. It’s the Liberty sales and I got my hands on this lush printed jersey. I rarely see