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. 

Latest news for Creative Pattern Making Workshops:

SYDNEY, Bobbin and Ink - Drape Dress Patterns13-Oct-2018

Basic Dress Pattern Making and Drape Dress Patterns, all in the same weekend. There's a new list..

CANBERRA, Cardiff Collective - Dress Pattern Fittings and Creative Trousers29-Sep-2018

Join me on the weekend of 29th & 30th September at CARDIF COLLECTIVE (https://cardifcollective.c..

SYDNEY - August Classes at BOBBIN & INK.25-Aug-2018

Join me for Fitting Trouser Patterns & Drape Skirt Patterns. After a little time off-the-a..

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

Waterfall Jersey Skirt - First Sample

Friday, August 03, 2018

I'm beginning to love this skirt pattern - as long as I can find the right fabric to make it work.  Some time last year I made this first sample and learnt a lot about construction issues with drape patterns.  You'll find the original Pattern Puzzle post on the well-suited blog - Pattern Puzzle - Waterfall Jersey Skirt.  In this post I'll discuss construction and be looking for solutions to some of the issues.WJS-planning Keep Reading...

My Fitted Dress Block for Pattern Puzzles

Thursday, August 02, 2018

This has to be my favourite block!  It's the start place for so many of the garments you'll find in your wardrobe.  It's the base for woven garments that cover the torso - dresses, corsets, shirts & jackets.  Keep Reading...

Pattern Alterations - Flare and Gather Dress Pattern

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Now that the first sample has been made and fitted I'm able to bring you all the pattern alterations I have made to get this new design to work.  I'm still fascinated with this design and hope the final pattern is something worthy of all this sampling effort.  If you'd like to see the original pattern puzzle post you'll find it here:  Pattern Puzzle - Flare & Gather Dress
Pattern Alterations Keep Reading...

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