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I love analyzing the photo or technical sketch of an intriguing sewing pattern to ready to wear garment that I would like to have in my wardrobe. And when you know how to analyze an existing garment or pattern, you start seeing the current trends and new designs are really just a few key changes and improvements to the pattern and your design can be the latest thing you see on the cool fashion blogs and instagram.
For this summer, I wanted to have some fun with the Fair Fit pattern and make my own adaptations to it to show how I use my design, drafting, and sewing skills to keep it current. In this series of posts, I've included sewing, pattern drafting, and custom design tutorials to illustrate the process I use in my personal practice to adapt my pattern to current trends. In this post and video tutorial, I'll show you my planning process and break down the skills and steps needed to craft your own custom design.
Fashion really can't be copyrighted most of the time, even though there's been many battles fought for it.
It's hard to copyright fashion design because clothes are designed from the same basic shapes that get changed over the years to adapt to trends. And the shapes go back 100's of years, so who really owns them? A wrap dress could be said to mimic Roman or Egyptian dress. When you really look at enough patterns, and sew up enough garments you start to see that they are consistently derived from the same blocks and shapes over and over again. So where does innovation occur?
In this week's post, I discuss adding design ease and customizing the pattern to incorporate sleeves. Watch the video and read the full article to learn more.
I am thrilled to share with you today what I’ve been working on behind the scenes for the last 2 months! With the launch of the Fair Fit Method this past winter and the opportunity to share ideas and design projects within the course, I spent January and February coming up with new designs for the Fair Fit Dress with the intention of sharing these designs with the current Fair Fit Method students to inspire their work in the upcoming Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress course. I created a collection for a video collaboration I did with my friend Jill Hall. In this post, read more and check out the video!
Thanks for following along with this years Fair Fit Me Made May Series. In this series of 5 posts, I shared with you all of my wardrobe me mades that I created the past year while building a self sewn wardrobe. I've had so much fun sharing and posting, I probably could do a Me Made June! However, its inspired me to show off more of the things I sew, so that's a good new habit this challenge has created. In this fifth and final post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Are you building a handmade wardrobe, and interested in advancing into more challenging projects? Inside this post, I share my process sewing Named Patterns Ansa Dress why fabric choice is critical, how to deal with impossible curves, and I’ll share tips and tricks to more advanced fashion sewing.
As the summer heats up, this week I am showing off some of my go to summer dresses that help me survive our Louisiana heat. These are the dresses I wear working in the studio, teaching, or out running about in Baton Rouge. In this fourth post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Welcome back to my Me Made May Series! So far, I've shown off a lot of the self sewn wardrobe pieces that I wear everyday, and this week, I'm also going to throw some swimwear and bra sewing into the mix. In this third post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Me Made May 2017 is in full swing, and I have the next set of posts to share with you. Maybe you will recognize some patterns you have been thinking of making. This week, I'm showing off some of my favorite shirtdresses. In this second post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Are you designing a handmade wardrobe? Here's a peek at how I built mine. Now that my wardrobe is 90% self sewn, I think of it as a work of art, a portfolio that I accomplished over the course of last year. In this first post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Are you at a loss when it comes to color? Check out this color process and workbook to discover and create a customized palate for your wardrobe, sewing, or fashion collections. This color tutorial will introduce you to colors you may have never considered. I’m going to use what I made for my wardrobe sewing practice and you might find it helpful too!