Smocking and a rose sleeve

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Have you ever heard about smocking? Cushion-covers might be the first thing that comes to your mind. But I can assure you that it looks great on garments, too.Just to be clear, there are different kinds of smocking: the English and the North American (lattice) smocking. I’ve also seen the term Canadian smocking, ...

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News and pleats

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How is everybody doing?I have been quite inspired to make myself some new summer clothes lately, starting from the pattern of course. In particular, I’m obsessed with maxi-skirts and white shirts at the moment.If you’re following my Instagram, you’ll probably know that I’ve found some really cool books ...

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Adding sculptural shapes to panels

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Continuing with the same theme as last time, the panel-construction.Now I’ll show you some other shapes you can create by using this technique. If you’re looking for ways to make sculptural garments, this could be one option.Take a look at this skirt I made in ½-scale:And here’s another ...

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Let’s draft some panel-skirts!

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Summer is quickly approaching here in Milan, and that inspired me to write about skirts. Not just any skirts of course, but panel-skirts. I want to include more wearable designs in my blog and this is a perfect opportunity!There are two ways to draft the pattern. You can either draw directly one panel, which is ...

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