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Pattern Making Tutorial : How to draft a mandarin collar

Pattern Making Tutorial : How to draft a mandarin collar   That is a very simple tutorial showing step by steps instructions on how to draft a mandarin collar. The mandarin collar is the easiest of all the collars. You just need the neckline measurement (the neckline of your block needs to be enlarged slightly […]

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Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a puff Sleeve

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a puff Sleeve To understand the construction of a puff sleeve, I will illustrate that tutorial with 3 variations : Sleeve puff at the crown level Sleeve puff at the biceps level Sleeve puff at the elbow level In the three casses, the method is the same. I start […]

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Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a Peplum

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a Peplum Choice of blocks This tutorial shows variations of peplums from hardly flared to full flared. A peplum is a kind of skirt attached to a top. In the pictures I used the same top part and pinned different peplum to show the contrast. We can either start […]

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Pattern Making Tutorial – Balloon skirt with 8 inverted box pleats.

Pattern Making Tutorial – Balloon skirt with 8 inverted box pleats.     That page should be part of the update from the patternmaking class. We use designers clothes to train our patternmaking skills. We started a new project with that picture :     It is challenging for first year’s patternmaking student and Yoshiko […]

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Pattern making tutorial-how to draw a princess line

Pattern making tutorial-how to draw a princess line   Drawing a princess line is part of our beginners pattern making classes. Here is a summary of ‘how to proceed” with step by instructions and pictures. We choose to show a princess line cut into the armhole but it could be done into the shoulder seam […]

Final : we are not too far from the original

Study on a pencil skirt with pleat accross

Study on a pencil skirt with pleat across That post is another project done in the class. We took the model from my favorite blog and started from that picture. The pattern plot was already drawn and my student Jeannie had to give it shape and developed it to her own measurements. Here is the […]

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Workshop on a dress with a tail

Workshop on a dress with a tail Study on a dress with tail. We use the analysis of MDA in our class for pattern making practice. Here is the first interpretation of the model 082 dress (first below). Our student has changed the front angle of the opening because she didn’t want it to be […]

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Last year student wanting more knowledge and skill

    A student from last year came back in the class with 2 dresses she had done with the knowledge she add after attending the beginners level course. She had learnt with us how to enlarge her block to feel comfortable, place the bust dart on the side, design her neckline and draft the […]

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How to make a shoulder yoke on shirt

How to make a shoulder yoke on shirt     

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Tutorial : How to apply neckline facing on a top

How to apply full facing at neckline   Most of the instructions on facings are for separate, small facing. The neckline facing will be following the neckline on a 5 cm thickness. Another facing will be done for each armholes. Giving a pattern similar to that:     There is another way : Drafting a unique […]