Posts about tailoring

Coat styles for A\W

31 October 2011

I’ve started thinking about what my next tailoring project will be and I’m feeling inspired by two very different trends I’ve spotted this season. The cocoon coat is a loose but structured shape that narrows… Read more

Pattern Cutting: Tools of the trade

24 August 2010

There were a lot of things I’d always wondered about the practical task of pattern cutting: How do you draw a smooth armhole curve? How do you make a straight hem? How do you add… Read more

Drafting a basic block

26 July 2010

With the detailed set of measurements I took in day one of Custom Pattern Cutting and Fitting, day two was spent drafting a bodice block from those measurements. The block is a representation of the… Read more