02 March 2017

Drape Skirt Patterns using my Skirt Block

Moving beyond your first skirt patterns to drape skirt patterns: 
To work with these more complex skirt patterns you would need to have confidence in your skirt block. By that I mean you know if fits because you've used it to make number of skirt patterns. A small fitting or shape error in your basic skirt block will have some impact on outcome of these skirts. Try my graded set of skirt blocks for any of these delicious drape skirt patterns. If you're fortunate enough to live in Sydney my next Draped Skirt Patterns Workshop will be running on Saturday the 17th June at my studio in Marrickville.

 Drape Skirt Patterns

Click through to the well-suited Blog on my website for more detailed pattern making posts.  

Tell me which of these drape skirt designs is your favourite? Have you tried to make any of the pattern puzzle designs? If so then join my FB group STUDIO FARO MAKERS. Or return to the website to Become a Member and enjoy many more pattern making posts. And don't forget to checkout all the garment blocks that are now available to use with my well-suited blog posts.

19 January 2017

Design Options for my Skirt Block

This is another in the post series where I curate my many blog posts so you can use them to self-train at your own pace. This post is focussed on my basic skirt block and I've listed all the pattern puzzle posts that use this block. Because there are so many posts, I've decided to separate the designs that need a stretch skirt block and I'll be featuring them in a separate post. Also my more demanding drape skirt patterns will be posted separately.
Cut your own sewing patterns for skirts using my skirt blog and my well-suited pattern puzzle posts.

Jump over to the well-suited Blog for the full post detail.

Join my recently created members area to ask any of your pattern making questions and share your pattern puzzle projects.

For Facebook devotees I have a group of STUDIO FARO MAKERS where you can post your creations and comments about pattern puzzles and well-suited blog posts.

10 January 2017

Making the Most of My Knit Block

My Knit Block will make all these Pattern Puzzles:

This post has been curated to bring the focus to my garment blocks now available on the website. They are the same blocks I use in my pattern puzzles and the same basic blocks that for the foundation of commercial pattern making. The first block for the spotlight is my Knit Block.

 Checkout all my garment blocks here. :)

Jump over to the website well-suited blog for links to all the Knit Block Pattern Puzzle Posts.  Take a moment and checkout all my garment blocks now available as PDF downloads on the website.  And some new detailed pattern making worksheets for you to download and use in your pattern making journey.

FREE Members Area now open!

Become a member while it's FREE and realise the value of the new content and community spirit.  All that's required is an email address and password for access.  

Members Blog Posts:
  • Taking Body Measurements 
  • Size Chart for Patterns and Blocks 
  • Welcome to the Members Area 
  • Basic Skirt Block Draft Video 
  • Fashion Illustration Videos - 2 copic pens 
  • Studio Faro Size Chart
There's a Forum where you can ask all your pattern making questions.  And Articles where you'll find videos and PDF downloads exclusive to studio faro members.  I'll continue to work on the members content and sometime in the future there may be a subscription fee.  When and if this happens existing members will will automatically qualify for a discounted rate.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all in the members area. :)

10 December 2016

Kimono Twist - First Sample

Inspired by fans, I've finally had a go at the Kimono Twist Dress from the Pattern Puzzles series. My first pattern was cut from a knit kimono block that I made from my Basic Knit Block. I used a mid-weight two-way stretch jersey in a near-block aubergine. And although I've identified some issues for improvement, this first sample's not too shabby.
All the sewing pattern detail you need to cut your own Kimono Twist.

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.

Jump over to the blog on my website and check out the other STUDIO FARO MAKERS samples. :)

22 September 2016

Easy Pattern Making - No Block Required

When I look at the vast amount of pattern making posts I've blogged since 2013, I'm overwhelmed! So I've no idea how you're all coping out there. I'm going to make an attempt to curate some of the posts into different categories so you can use them for a little gentle pattern making. Many of you ask for online training, so this isn't a bad place to start by working your way through the accumulated knowledge in these posts. Here I'll be highlighting some of my posts that are particularly friendly for the beginner pattern maker.
 Self-draft pattern making for a gentle start.