Welcome back to my blog for the first pattern drafting tutorial of the year! I know this tutorial has been a long time coming but it’s finally here!
Last year, I had a giveaway where you could choose what I drafted next and the lucky winner is fortunate enough to have her suggestion brought to reality. Maryam Abubakar entered the giveaway with a wish to have a jumpsuit drafted and so here I am with the tutorial ready for you all to follow! Continue Reading
I have here my most favourite tutorial ever! I’ve basically gone from sleeves skeptic to sleeves believer. I love drafting sleeves, I love making sleeves, I love sleeves! Sleeves are the best.
With this tutorial, made specifically for beginners, I make drafting sleeves ridiculously easy. So easy, you’ll soon become a sleeves convert like me! Continue Reading
A one shoulder outfit is a timeless piece that everyone should have in their wardrobe, so here’s a tutorial on making one!!
It utilities a bodice block, which should have already been constructed to your measurements, with very little or 0 bust ease. Continue Reading
Friends! Look what I have here!
As part of my pattern drafting for beginners series, I have created a video tutorial on how you can draft your own bodice block/bodice sloper. I’ve tried to keep this tutorial simple, using as little body measurements as possible to create this sloper. Continue Reading
How’s it going friends?
Just call me Doja Scissorhands. Firstly, let’s address the fact that I own way too many pairs of scissors…
As part of my Pattern Drafting for Beginners Series, I’ll be covering the starting points every pattern drafter needs to know. In this video, I’ve collated all the basic starting tools that will be useful for a beginner. I’ve also added some tips, gained from my experience of pattern drafting, which I hope will help you too! Continue Reading
My wonderful sewers!
Patternmaking is such a unique skill to possess since you basically have the freedom to create ANYTHING you want. Getting started can be a little tricky and that’s why I’ve created this tutorial for those of you who are just at the beginning of your pattern drafting expedition. Continue Reading
I have a tutorial here for you on how to draft the pattern for a shirt. I do love a good shirt because it’s one of those things you can wear on any occasion; from a Friday night out on the town to keeping it smart on a busy Monday morning at work. Continue Reading
Hello my fellow pattern drafters!
This tutorial is one of my favourites because strapless clothing is one of those things that are hit and miss to draft. It took me a while to actually figure it out, sometimes they were too small, sometimes too big but the key is to start with a bodice block that has absolutely no bust ease – so much so that it’s practically a second skin – and use the correct bust radius. Continue Reading
Pattern Contouring is one of the most useful techniques one can employ when pattern drafting as it guarantees a well fitted garment (if done correctly).
This specific technique is something people sometimes struggle to understand, I know I did, but now that I actually know how it work, I’ve created a video to help you all! Continue Reading