27 June 2015

Pattern Fundamentals - Cowl Twist Jersey

About two years ago, in a Draped Dress Patterns workshop, this jersey style came into being. A combination of Cowl and Twist Drape, it proved to be a fabulous idea for students dealing with their first ever drape pattern. Using a knit block for these early drape patterns is always a plus. There is never any question about... ' what to do with the darts!'

If you'd like to learn my method for creating Twist Drape Patterns I have a detailed worksheet for making Jersey Twist Patterns. For just a few dollars you'll get the same training you'd get if you came to the workshop in my studio.


For the story of the week and all the pattern making detail for the Cowl Twist Jersey jump across to our new blog location on the website.  You can connect with our RSS feed or follow on bloglovin.  See you soon!  :)

09 June 2015

Pattern Puzzle - CJ Drape Skirt

What a week ! A brand new set of workshops for Personal Block Development, and an amazing group of students with some surprising things to say. Firstly the new workshops: they're an addition to the existing program at Studio Faro and extend the scope of the basic and advanced pattern making workshops. They're focussed on allowing individuals the time and space needed to perfect their own block fit, before making the first fit toile. It's so disappointing and risky to attempt pattern making with an ill-fitting block.


For the story of the week and all the pattern making detail for the C.J. Drape Skirt, jump across to our new blog location on the website.  You can connect with our RSS feed or follow on bloglovin.  See you soon!  :)