I want to introduce to you some other people who have studied Shingo Sato ‘s TR cutting techniques. Here are the first two, Ade and Janneth. I’m sure you’ll find their social media pages inspiring. Adewumi Adegbola Adewumi Adegbola – or Ade –  is a Nigerian designer based in London, United Kingdom. She started sewing at a very young age because her mum owned a number of sewing machines as a result of her dad being a renowned Tailor back in her home town in Nigeria. So sewing and craft work runs in Ade’s family. However it was done in the old fashion way in Africa called the free hand cutting ( no pattern drafting). Abandoning her early educational route in business administration and international human resource management, Ade ventured into fashion industry for which she had a strong undying passion. She had always sewn lovely garments for herself and…

Ok, I’m ready to start my new theme here. As I wrote in the previous post, from now on, I will be promoting other sewing-related Instagram-pages. I decided, that the most interesting way to do this, is for me to interview the person in question and then write a little article. This way we can all learn a bit more about these inspiring people. Sounds good? Here we go! If you’ve been following some sewing- or patternmaking -related posts on Instagram, you’ve probably bumped into Nelly Trines. She currently has 55,5K followers and if you take a look at her feed, you’ll understand why. It’s filled with intriguing and complex designs along with pictures of patterns. Lately I’ve seen some videos there, too. Nelly Trines is a Russian lady, who lives in the Netherlands. She has been sewing for more than 30 years and is self-taught. She drafts all the…

So I finished the TR Masterclass, then what? The great thing about this class is that after you’ve finished, you get to participate every year in the Masters’ Challenge organized by Shingo Sato. This time there are no videos or other tutorials that tell you what to do. Instead you have to use your own skills to figure out the patterns. There are around 20 tasks to complete in order. Personally I see it as a great opportunity to keep developing my skills. It’s like trying to solve puzzles! Yeah, I’m such a geek. The Masters’ Challenge By now I have participated twice. Here are some of the tasks I completed. (Never mind the fabric-choices! I was using some scraps I found in my stash…) Different kinds of pockets have been quite popular. In 2016 there were a few origami collars, too. Origamis are a recurrent theme, but I absolutely…

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 on geometry and modular origami. I’ve been studying them and I’ll try to incorporate this new information into some patterns later. There’s something so beautiful in the symmetrical and geometrical shapes, so I just couldn’t resist buying the books! I also re-launched the call for designers on Instagram. I’ve done it couple of times before and the idea is that my followers get to send me design-sketches. I then make the pattern and post the toile. Now I have quite a few sketches waiting. So exciting! From next week on, I’ll be concentrating on them. As I’ve said before, I…