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Candy Stripes and Ruffles - Vintage Simplicity 6357 (reissued as New Simplicity 1365)
This is a make from a few months ago, however I haven't had a good chance to take photos.  Today I decided done is better than perfect so despite my inability to stay in the frame on auto timer (resulting in a lot of pictures containing only half of my legs...

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Patiala Salwar aka Genie Pants Pattern
*** PATTERN FOR PATIALA SALWAR *** This pattern sits just over the hip bones on a person with a 30" waist, 39" hip and inseam of 32". This first diagram shows the major pieces and how they go together before being pleated into the waistband. A) Is the m...

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Genie Pants aka Patiala Salwar
**Pattern here** A few years ago, I picked up a salwar kameez outfit at a thrift store because the pants (aka salwar) were a beautiful draped style I had never seen before.  Upon further research, I found that they were a style called patiala .   Sadly, t...

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Peacock Feather Skirt
This is one of those fabrics which I saw and desperately  needed  to buy.  Love at first sight.  I was smitten, even though I had absolutely no idea what I would do with it.  I promptly bought two meters, crossing my fingers and counting on the idea that th...

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Doctor Who TARDIS Pajamas
These pajamas have been a while in the making.  The fabric is hand printed from lino stamps in silver and gold screen printing ink on royal blue cotton and completed back in 2013 (blogged about here ).  At that time, I concluded that a sleep wear set would ...

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Basic Convertible Collar Shirt Muslin No. 2.0
And here is draft 2.0.  Much better!  Not perfect, but getting there.  I ended up taking out approximately 3" from the centre back: 1" through a shoulder seam swayback adjustment, and then a 2" tuck in the bottom back piece, tapering to nothing at the sides...

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Basic Convertible Collared Shirt Muslin No. 1
Here is the first draft of the pattern for a basic convertible collared shirt from the tape body cast.  Before I started drafting, I also traced out two different shirts that fit well  in different ways, as well as looking at the pattern and instructions of...

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Fabric Shopping Outside of Italy
Now, outside of Rome.  You can see the post on fabric stores I visited in Rome here. The market in Mantova (Mantua) was my favourite fabric buying experience, and my favourite shopping experience in general.  The market takes over all of the streets in the ...

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Fabric Shopping in Italy Part 1: Rome
Since my last post, life has been pretty crazy.  I spent a few months in Italy.  While there I, of course, checked out the fabric stores, and I brought back a few pictures (and pieces!) to share.  This post will be focused on the shops themselves and the ne...

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Book Review (of a book I can't read): "Super Tailoring" Super Krojenje by Ana Malalan
One night, while searching for some fiction in the library catalog, I had the idea to search for non-English  drafting books, hoping to find a copy some Japanese books such as Drape Drape or Pattern Magic.  While I found several of those, I also found listi...
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