In Fitting Fashion
Feb 04, 2013
The Fascinating Art of Creating Patterns by Alyce Defty is now available! The Durban University of Technology contacted me recently to announce that it has reprinted the book. This is a book I first mentioned in my post Base Patterns - Slopers and Blocks. Although I didn't use the book for my classes due to the complexity of the measurement and the drafting method for beginners, I feel like this book is a great resource to have. The basic bodice and sleeve draft alone are enticing since I have never seen drafts in other books appear this way. Unfortunately,...
Jan 26, 2013
Hi all, I just wanted to share an absolutely superb version of the Belle Bow Blouse made by Susie Homemaker, MD! Check out her blog post and review here and here! GORGEOUS!
Jan 01, 2013
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope your 2012 will be fondly remembered and your 2013 already joyful! For me, 2012 was a great year filled with changes and challenges that offered great rewards! Moving to a new city brought on an opportunity to make a career shift into teaching which has turned out to be the most awesome experience I could have imagined. The students are so creative, eager, and determined to succeed, I find myself completely inspired and feel so thankful to have the opportunity to be their instructor. As 2013 begins, a few more changes are in the...
Sep 22, 2012
In preparation for my new position as a pattern making instructor at PDA, I spent quite a few hours gathering all the information I could find on basic block development. Developing master patterns, basic blocks, or slopers as some may call them, is one of the first steps in learning about pattern making and how the flat pattern relates to the 3D body form. After graduating from a fashion program, you will most likely never use or make blocks again but the process of it provides many learning opportunities. I have many pattern making books on my shelf so I...
Aug 15, 2012
Alva Form Studio Hi Everyone! Just a quick note to tell you about a sale at Alva Form! You have the opportunity to save 30% off the original price! As you know, I am a huge fan of these forms! Not only do I own a Maureen Gannon full body form, but I also worked with Alvanon to develop the forms used for fitting at Kensie. I know first hand the differences and advantages these forms provide. Follow the links to their website for more information on sizing and cost. Check it out because if you have been saving...