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Live Online Pattern Cutting Class

Live Online Pattern Cutting Class – How to Draft a T-Shirt Pattern In the last few weeks  taking an online pattern cutting class has become the new normal for anyone wanting to keep learning through isolation.  We’re all missing meeting up for our lovely classes and socialising with other like-minded people who share our interests …

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The Trouble with Fitting Trousers

The Trouble with Fitting Trousers Picture this…you finally find that perfect fair of trousers that you’ve been dreaming of for weeks! You’re over the moon, you’re giddy, you’re ecstatic! You go to try them on, expecting to look like a total boss in perfectly fitting trousers. But oh no…shock, horror! Instead of a J-lo peachy …

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Pattern Shaper Shoben Review

Instagram Pinterest HOME Shop About me Classes Take an online class Take a class in person One to one classes Blog Contact Shoben Pattern Shaper Ruler As a daily user of the Pattern Master, I was pretty excited to discover that Shoben has released a new tool called the Pattern Shaper that is an update …

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Knickers Pattern draft

A couple of weeks ago I had this mad idea that I’m going to draft all my own bras and knickers patterns from now on. I know, I know…bold intentions!  I decided to start with a basic knickers block to ease myself into the world of drafting lingerie. Everybody needs a guide… The book I …

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What is a basic block?

All pattern cutting should start with learning how to draft a basic block. But what exactly are these mystical “blocks” that we hear so much about?  In short, the answer is that they are the foundation or starting point of all patterns.  Still confused?…. Try to think of it this way…A block is the basic …

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What is a bias cut?

Understanding Bias Cut Are you dreaming of gorgeous slinky gowns or beautiful soft drapes? Well then, you’re probably dreaming a bias cut dream! In short, cutting fabric on the bias means cutting the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the natural grain…still confused? Here’s an example…The grain line on a pattern normally runs from …

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