As some of you might know, I’ve recently spent some time in Thailand researching Oriental clothing and textiles. I’ve only just returned so I’m way behind in answering comments and emails … forgive me for this and I will answer as much as I can. To answer a number of questions with a single answer, I’m no longer adding new patterns to this site … all the basics for making swim and dancewear at a student level are already adequately demonstrated. More advanced work is really outside the scope of my intention here. I do encourage people to help to answer each others questions. I cannot help people source components or fabrics or provide pattern making services … I teach ready-to-wear pattern making for students and really that’s where I want to leave things or I won’t have a life … this is a free service! I’m also persuing more exciting interests (at least to me) … in trying to Orientalise an alternative fashion sub-genre called ‘steampunk’.
I will keep a close eye on this site and keep it maturing, but still stay within scope.