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Pattern Making Tutorial : How to draft a flat collar

Pattern Making Tutorial : How to draft a flat collar   Flat collar technique applies to a wide range of collar like those   Here is the step by step instructions : I show on 3 variations to explain the ratio stand/outline length We start drawing the collar in the same way as drawing the […]

Assembling instructions for the wrap pants

Step by step assembling instructions to sew the wrap pants You will find this pattern in my ETsy shop there. The step by step instruction is made on a half size pattern for explanation purpose. Pictures are easier to take and the whole process is quicker.   First step is stitching the slant pockets and […]

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a puff Sleeve

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a puff Sleeve To understand the construction of a puff sleeve, I will illustrate that tutorial with 3 variations : Sleeve puff at the crown level Sleeve puff at the biceps level Sleeve puff at the elbow level In the three casses, the method is the same. I start […]

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a tailor Sleeve

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a tailor Sleeve Tailor sleeve : part one The method I used is a combination of different methods (as usual). I start with a standard sleeve. (explained in a earlier post there)   We can leave it that way or continue the development Tailor sleeve part 2   We […]

Class on Copy your favorite garment

Class on Copy your favorite garment   Another update on our weekly¬†pattern making class.   The exercise of the class was to copy one’s garment. We had to apply our pattern making technique on our blocks made on our¬†measurement. Here is the original It is a t-shirt with sleeves. the neckline is assymetric : a […]

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a Peplum

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a Peplum Choice of blocks This tutorial shows variations of peplums from hardly flared to full flared. A peplum is a kind of skirt attached to a top. In the pictures I used the same top part and pinned different peplum to show the contrast. We can either start […]

Pattern Making Tutorial – Balloon skirt with 8 inverted box pleats.

Pattern Making Tutorial – Balloon skirt with 8 inverted box pleats.     That page should be part of the update from the patternmaking class. We use designers clothes to train our patternmaking skills. We started a new project with that picture :     It is challenging for first year’s patternmaking student and Yoshiko […]

Pattern making tutorial-how to draw a princess line

Pattern making tutorial-how to draw a princess line   Drawing a princess line is part of our beginners pattern making classes. Here is a summary of ‘how to proceed” with step by instructions and pictures. We choose to show a princess line cut into the armhole but it could be done into the shoulder seam […]

Study on a pencil skirt with pleat accross

Study on a pencil skirt with pleat across That post is another project done in the class. We took the model from my favorite blog and started from that picture. The pattern plot was already drawn and my student Jeannie had to give it shape and developed it to her own measurements. Here is the […]

Study on a Karen Walker Dress

  Study on a Karen Walker Dress Here is some news about the work done in the class. we have been so busy producing new patterns, learning new techniques that I couldn’t find the time to write on the updates. When the beginners level is achieved, we start working on individual projects. Yoshiko choose a […]

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