I have to say I love this swimsuit by Herve Leger. OK it’s not my favorite colour choice and I’d move the lines a little, but this is a very clever garment. I’m saddened to see so many negative comments about it on so many fashion blogs so I’m going to give it my personal . . . → Read More: Swimsuit of the Week
Hi Everyone. If you hadn’t noticed I don’t check on this blog everyday any more.
If you do have a question about pattern making, or a particular problem you’re trying to fix, please remember it helps if you can send me either a scan of your paper pattern (or photo) or your CAD . . . → Read More: Need Help With A Stretch Fit Pattern?
For the last month there has been a bug somewhere in the Lazy Person’spatterns section that has been driving me nuts because no matter what I tried I couldn’t get it to happen for me. Sometimes the patterns would work and sometimes they wouldn’t … but it would be different patterns for different people . . . → Read More: Never Believe What Your Told!
I recently purchased Pattern Magic by Nakamichi Tomoko online at Amazon and while waiting for it to arrive I happened upon it at a local bookstore (at twice the cost) so I couldn’t resist looking through it. I have to say straight up that this book was so good I bought it there and then on . . . → Read More: Pattern Magic
I read another interesting post today on fashion-incubator about getting patterns digitised (Kathleen covers all the good topics). It was about all the things you need to think about when getting your paper patterns ready for digitising … and it got me thinking too … why would anyone in industry still be working on paper? . . . → Read More: Flat vs Draping in Stretch-Fit?
Well if the obvious hadn’t hit me in the face this morning (thanks Monica) I’d never even have thought about this … which is kinda dumb considering what I’m doing here. Well ok I do have something in my defense … I’m trying to teach pattern making rather than just give away free patterns. . . . → Read More: Other Free Pattern Sites
I recently added a metric to imperial unit converter to the site. A few American friends thought I wasn’t being very nice because as an Australian I used the metric system … and this was in some way deliberately prejudiced (one even called me racist because obviously being the bigger nation the USA way . . . → Read More: Laziness Is A Curse
Now I’m going to start out by saying I used to think I was pretty good at this stuff. I’ve tried many different ways to create a replica of the Gottex one piece picture in the previous post and I’ve not had the level of success I’d hoped for. I have been able to . . . → Read More: Stare Into The Swirling Disk And Repeat After Me ….
Hi everyone. I’ve made a few small changes to the site here and there this last couple of weeks. Firstly the comments now appear from newest to oldest rather than oldest at the top … I’m starting to get more messages than will appear on one page and it seems silly to have to click . . . → Read More: You Want To Put What, Where??
Ok so it’s been a few weeks since you last heard from me! I’ve finally got my youngest off to school for the first time and there’s been a little adjustment to the family scheduling. It’s been an interesting and challenging time for all involved!
Two new things of interest for you. I . . . → Read More: What Constitutes A Good Fit?