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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To view available dates, pricing options, book online or purchase gift vouchers for a friend or loved one, please make your selection below and follow the prompts. Suitable for pattern making students with basic to intermediate pattern making skills.
- Studio Faro workshops are now being delivered at a number of different venues. Please refer to your booking confirmation email for the exact location and specific details of your class. Or contact me direct. :)
- Detailed workbooks, all specialist materials and equipment are provided for the scheduled workshops. (Pattern paper, pattern tools and equipment.) Please bring along a sharp pencil, eraser, tape measure, paper scissors, glue stick and your favourite pattern making rulers (if you have any).
- Please feel free to bring any relevant material for the workshop. This may include your favourite idea/design to be considered as we work through the pattern making process. Be aware there are no sewing facilities provided at the studio as a general rule.
- Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It is a workshop environment and we are keen to keep your toes safe. :)
Blog Posts that use my pattern making method for drape patterns:
Monday, September 28, 2020
The Hip Twist Sewing Pattern
has been a long time in coming, and I thank all of you for your patience. The past few months have been less than usual and I've had my focus diverted on other projects closer to home. Now it is such a pleasure to get back to business and deal with all my wonderful patterns. In this blog post I'll be taking you step-by-step through the sewing process for this twist tee. And a timely reminder that you'll get the best results with this pattern by using two-way stretch knit (four-way stretch in the US) that has elastane content (Lycra, Spandex). I have achieved the best results with rayon, polyester and wool knits with elastane. Some cotton knits may work if they are not too stiff. Keep Reading...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
I simply can't believe that I've never shared my sample makes for this amazing top. I suppose I was so busy turning it into a workshop that missed the obvious. So you may remember the original post from January 2015 - Pattern Insights - Jersey Twist Patterns. I used my Womens Knit Block to demonstrate the simplest way to achieve jersey twist patterns. The same method makes both single and double twist patterns. This is not the only method for making jersey twist patterns and you'll find other examples on my 'well-suited' blog. Keep Reading...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Originally posted in June 2013, it was quite a challenge for my Facebook fans to solve this Pattern Puzzle. This is the original puzzle, the sketch and pattern plan are pasted below with all the pattern making detail. I have updated the graphics and the instructions in line with more recent pattern puzzles.
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