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:
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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
At last some sewing patterns are making it onto the website! The first in the 'Off-The-Rails' series is the Drape Gather skirt. This is a design from many years ago that has been a favourite in m y wardrobe ever since. It's also the first skirt my students cut in my Drape Skirt Patterns workshop. It has a straight grain centre front panel with a joined side front and back skirt panel that's cut on the bias. Included in the back seam is a fishtail flare and an invisible zip. The wait finish is a strap waistband and included in the zip opening is a zip guard for a quality skirt. Keep Reading...
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