The Saturday #PatternPuzzle was the usual flurry of answers and great ideas from all our fans. This weeks' bias cut dress with asymmetric placement of large tucks is fast becoming a favourite and already the pattern has been made for the first toile.
This is the very first of our #PatternFundamentals that will occasionally interrupt the regular #PatternPuzzles. We are hoping to give you all the opportunity to prepare the necessary blocks to make better use of our Pattern Making instructions on the blog.
Our fans made quick work of the #PatternPuzzle on Saturday morning. In the end, they realised that most of the design detail was on the back of this garment with the front remaining quite clean.
The Japan Skirt - Self-drafted Pattern. Rectangle skirts are nothing new. What maybe new is the way you work your rectangle. This particular pattern has been hanging on my pattern rail for at least 8 years. Originally developed for merino ponti, grading up and down in sizes allows you to cut this pattern in a variety of knit and woven fabrics.
It is the simplest of shapes and elegant to boot, the Triangle Drape Dress #PatternPuzzle was solved in an instant by our resident pattern champ Mioara. You may remember her recent contribution to our weekly fun - a very clever #PatternPuzzle. Our choice this week was inspired by Meegan Williams sending us a link to her favourite dress. And she was right, it is not a complicated style. Made in a lightweight silk/rayon jersey knit, the kimono style drapes beautifully through the side seam area as it collapses over the hip and hugs the thighs.