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Patternmaking Final Project: The Suit

There was a moment there, staring at my textbook on drafting the suit jacket a few months ago when I was actually uncertain if I could finish my Pattermaking course.  See, I went to class for the first month of the semester and then had to take the rest of the class as an independent… Continue reading Patternmaking Final Project: The Suit

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Self-drafted trousers: two brown versions

Wearable muslin (left) and final draft (right).  Slight changes make a big difference!As part of my patternmaking class, we were tasked with drafting a pants sloper from measurements (I used my own) and then creating a "style" from that basic pattern.  The process of drafting pants isn't too difficult, if you just accept that multiple… Continue reading Self-drafted trousers: two brown versions

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Self-drafted blazer!

See this blazer?  I designed, drafted and sewed it myself!  And since I'm no longer actually attending lecture (conflicts with my teaching schedule), I'm using the book and my professor's office hours to get the job done!  (By the way, here she is, walking through the construction of the jacket on YouTube.  She's an amazing sewist!)This… Continue reading Self-drafted blazer!

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Month of the pencil skirt (Part 2 of 3)

So my pencil skirt project for Pattern making II is jumping the line because it's done and due tomorrow (and thus won't be back in my hands until next week).  I sewed it today, taking a little more time than normal since the inside finish of the lining is very professionally assembled (I had to… Continue reading Month of the pencil skirt (Part 2 of 3)

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Final project: silk blouse and skirt

Here, fellow sewists, is the culmination of my semester-long pattern making class!  Throughout the semester, we did a few guided full-scale garments (such as my button-down shirt and an unblogged bias-cut skirt).  For our big final project, we were instructed to draft a garment of our own design, then sew it in fashion fabric.  We were… Continue reading Final project: silk blouse and skirt

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Patternmaking class homework: the casual shirt

With only about a month left of my semester-long patternmaking class, our first "real" garment (the first made in fashion fabric) is due this Thursday: the casual shirt.  Using our slopers, we were to draft a slightly oversized shirt with collar, collar stand, button placket, and cuffs with buttons and continuous placket. My sloper set… Continue reading Patternmaking class homework: the casual shirt