Creative Pattern Making - Tailored or Draped Designs

We're passionate about what we do and can't wait to share it with you. Below are some of our workshops and classes on offer. 

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SYDNEY - A Sequence of Three Trouser Workshops16-Feb-2019

Starting with Trouser Pattern Fittings Working with all those fabulous students last year at Bob..

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Blog Posts that use my pattern making method for drape patterns:

Pattern Puzzle - Three Colour Wrap Dress

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Original Pattern Puzzle Keep Reading...

Drape Gather Skirt - Laying Up and Cutting Out

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

I've put together some diagrams for cutting out the Drape Gather Skirt pattern.  I've considered fabric widths of 110cm, 130cm and 150cm for the shell of the skirt, across all the sizes 6-22.  I'll deal with the cutting of the lining for this skirt in a separate post.  I suggest that your first sample is an unlined skirt so you have the opportunity of finessing the fit before making a fully lined version.  One constant feature of cutting these drape patterns is there is always what I would consider a lot of waste fabric.  I tend to keep the larger pieces and  use them in future projects.  I've found that a pattern with a number of smaller pieces works really well.  I use a panelled waistcoat design that has 5-6 pattern pieces that use the waste from the skirt design very well. Keep Reading...

Second Sample - Flare and Gather Dress

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

After so many pattern alterations to the first sample pattern, I'm excited to show you how the second sample turned out.  Below you can see the pattern alterations (brown paper) I made to the first sample pattern.  And I've selected a cotton/linen blend for the second sample.  You will find all the first sample and pattern alteration  detail in this post:  Sampling the Flare and Gather Dress and Pattern Alterations - Flare and Gather Dress PatternFlare and gather Keep Reading...


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