Welcome to Studio Faro

Come and share my passion for creative pattern making.

  • It was over ten years ago that I designed and made this shirt for sale and I’ve had so many different versions of it in my wardrobe since.  The fit of this shirt is tailored and body conscious with a back yoke, panel seams front......

  • The beauty of this Folk to Fashion zero-waste pattern is that you can select your fabric width to determine different sizing outcomes in the final garment.  And the length of your available fabric will determine the final length of your garment and sleeve.  This garment......

  • The catwalk is full of knit garments with kimono style sleeves and that’s all the motivation I need to make this post about drafting your own Knit Kimono Block.  I’ve put together a detailed worksheet taking you though all the stages of the pattern making......

  • This post is specifically dedicated to working a full bust adjustment (FBA) on my knit block.  This particular pattern alteration is important for anyone with a bra cup size above B & C.  Because we are working with knit, I’d prefer not to include a......

  • I’m so pleased to welcome you all to my new website. It’s taken quite a while to get it together and I’m looking forward to building new content to include here. You’ll find all the original goodies here and more as you work your way......

  • The Japan Skirt has it’s origin in Japanese folk costume.  It’s based on a simple rectangle of fabric, wrapped around the waist.  In this case I’ve finessed the fit on the waist by including a dart shape in the zip/drape seam.  Even with the dart you’ll find......