This unusual sewing pattern has been featured on my blog for a very long time. As early as December, 2013. Right from the very beginning it's been a favourite. I've made myself at least eight of these tops in a great variety of fabrics: merino/lycra, viscose/elastane, cotton/elastane and rayon/elastane. It's really important to understand that all fabrics for my samples are two-way stretch jersey (four-way in the US) with some elastane content (lycra/spandex). My favourites are the merino/elastane, with a soft, draped handle in both red and black. You can get yourself a copy of this amazing sewing pattern, here on my website: The Patent Blouse Sizes XS-XXL. Keep Reading...
It's been a long time in the making, the Morticia Skirt pattern. Finally it's available as a PDF download in 9 sizes (Sizes 6-22) in the one document download. It's been designed for woven fabric with a minimum of 2cm (¾") garment ease. When you print the A0 pattern, you'll find all sorts of information on the sheet to help you select the right size and lay-up and cut your skirt pattern. There is also a set of sewing instructions. Very soon I'll be adding a post with those sewing instructions, along with photos and more detail. Keep Reading...
Here we have another re-issue of my very early Pattern Puzzle posts. I've up-dated the images and improved the instructions. I'm really enjoyed the regular Saturday morning Pattern Puzzles on my facebook page and hope to return to them sometime soon. Here is the sketch, pattern plan and pattern pieces for the front of the Triple Twist Jersey dress. Please note this style only works with my knit block and two-way stretch jersey fabric.
The origins of my passion for creative pattern making start way back in 1980 when I first went to fashion college. It was at this time that I was introduced to an amazing pattern making book that just lit up my brain. Natalie Bray's technical diagrams leapt off the page and made immediate sense to me. I could hardly contain my excitement at the potential of pattern making. To this end I believe I was quite the pesky student in our pattern making classes. The student with 20 questions every session, that drove the pattern making teacher crazy. You'll find Natalie's books on all the usual book selling sites and the prices vary dramatically, so do your research. Keep Reading...
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The challenging patterns, the exciting new design trends and the impossible drapes; that's what I live for. Disclaimer: These new ideas are offered here for testing and are offered without guarantee. Allow yourself time and space to truly test and perfect the patterns for all your new ideas. And please don't give yourself a hard time if the first toile is less than perfect. It's simply part of a process. Enjoy :)
All images, designs, photos and layouts on this blog are created and owned by Anita McAdam© of Studio Faro. They are available FOR HOME AND PERSONAL USE ONLY. If you would like to use our content for teaching or commercial purposes please ask. I have some amazing resources for teachers and manufacturers. ;) email@example.com
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