Tag: <span>Patternmaking</span>

Refashioned Dress Shirt One Seam Blouse

I made this blouse last year, took pictures, and then completely forgot to share it! This is my first draft of a new pattern, my one seam blouse, I drafted up with my sloper. I was playing around making a top with only one seam cut on the fold at center back. Below you’ll see a graphic which shows how I drafted this design. Easy to recreate if …

Favorite Things- June

Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite things. My sewing slowed down for quite a few months during my recovery from ankle surgery and entertainment became a real lifeline for me. Before I could start walking again I was practically living on my couch so thank goodness for podcasts, youtube and books! Read: Here are some of my favorite textile/business/tabletop books right now: Mind Your …

Pattern Drafting- So Many Muslins

I’ve been using all my free time between jobs over the last month to work on pattern drafting. Check out my earlier post on my sloper here. I bought a ton of drafting paper and unbleached cotton muslin so I had plenty of material on hand to work with. I’ve worked with all of Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy courses now and just love them. I bought her book, Building …

Blue Confetti Knit Top + Cream Selvedge Culottes

I’m so excited about this new top! It’s self drafted off my knit sloper with the shoulder seam pushed to the back in a curved inset. I love how regency dresses had the shoulder seams pushed to the back bodice and I wanted to create a more modern adaptation of that idea. This is my very wearable muslin testing out those seamlines.  I purchased this blue confetti French …

Fall Wardrobe Sewing Plans

This summer has just flown by! My oldest starts school in just two weeks.  As my summer sewing winds down it’s time to focus on my Fall sewing plans.   Our weather here is quite warm until at least January so these sewing projects are all geared toward year-round wear. I kept my silhouettes pretty simple since I want to try out some new sewing techniques as well as natural dyeing with each look.  You can check out …

Bias Layered Dresses

I’m really loving my newest makes, a pair of bias cut tube dresses.  If you followed me for Me Made May you saw me wearing these on Mother’s Day.  I made this pattern using my bodice sloper from the * Craftsy Class Patternmaking: The Bodice Sloper with Suzy Furrer .  I love this class!  If you’re interested in learning pattern drafting this class is a fabulous intro.  The pattern inspiration is from …

Me Made May 2015: Week 2

It’s been a fun second week of Me Made May!  I’m not even tired of taking pictures on a daily basis yet either.  Thank goodness for my tripod- its made this years pic’s so much easier!  I’m, having fun trying to not repeat looks and planning out what I’ll wear every day.  I love how well everything in my closet is mixing together this year. Here are this …

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