At last some sewing patterns are making it onto the website! The first in the 'Off-The-Rails' series is the Drape Gather skirt. This is a design from many years ago that has been a favourite in my wardrobe ever since. It's also the first skirt my students cut in my Drape Skirt Patterns workshop. It has a straight grain centre front panel with a joined side front and back skirt panel that's cut on the bias. Included in the back seam is a fishtail flare and an invisible zip. The wait finish is a strap waistband and included in the zip opening is a zip guard for a quality skirt.
After so many pattern alterations to the first sample pattern, I'm excited to show you how the second sample turned out. Below you can see the pattern alterations (brown paper) I made to the first sample pattern. And I've selected a cotton/linen blend for the second sample. You will find all the first sample and pattern alteration detail in this post: Sampling the Flare and Gather Dress and Pattern Alterations - Flare and Gather Dress Pattern.
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.
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.