Tag Archives: drafting

Formal dress progress – drafting done

A month has gone since I last posted. I probably don’t need to tell you that the formal dress drafting has been all consuming…. And it’s now almost done. Thank goodness! The bodice toile is now a flat pattern – … Continue reading

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Leopard (and snake) in a cage

Teenage daughters have a good sense of style. Case in point: I was uninspired by the picture in the magazine. Why make a dress that looks like a top tucked into a skirt? Why not have separates? Felicity, however, saw … Continue reading

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Anthropologie knockoff completed

Grab your sunglasses. I might have put this dress on, but it is definitely wearing me! Even my red patent platform wedges are playing second fiddle. I’m glad this project is finished. Technical Details Pattern: This dress was based on … Continue reading

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Progress on the Anthropologie knockoff

Progress is very slow. The starting pattern was BurdaStyle’s boat neck long knit top (01-2011-123) I lengthened it and made up toile #1. As I should have predicted from the line drawing, this style is not figure hugging. Toile #2 … Continue reading

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Japanese pattern magic

I first discovered the Japanese Pattern Magic books on.. somewhere in blog land (I read so many I am not sure which now but I think it was Claire Kennedy but it has been mentioned by numerous sewing bloggers). I … Continue reading

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