Welcome to Studio Faro

Come and share my passion for creative pattern making.

  • We’ve all seen this particular style over the past few years on the catwalk and in the shops.  But unlike many fashion trends I think this one will be good for quite a while.  It’s so flattering with the distracting diagonal drape across the tummy......

  • Although it may appear complicated, grading sewing patterns is based on a few simple rules with definite numbers added to very specific parts of the pattern for each size up and down the size chart.  These rules are used in repeat for all garments within......

  • This is where it all started…  The Off-the-shoulder Twist Top from so many years ago.  This design was originally inspired by one of the dutch designers in a mens silk knit tee.  It has graduated from a mens tee to an off-the-shoulder model to finally......

  • The Drape Shift was one of my earlier #PatternPuzzle posts that popularised my blog in 2014.  However the pattern making instructions proved to need much more work....

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