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, ...

How to draft patterns that create patterns -part 2

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Now that I have explained the base, it’s time to draft the actual pattern and start folding! Like I mentioned in the last post there are two different methods I’ve been using and they both start from the grid.In both cases you can either do horizontal or vertical strips, depending on the design you want to ...

How to draft patterns that create patterns

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Adding a few pictures right away so the title will make more sense. These are examples of surface patterns I've made:As you can see, it’s all about different folds and contours of the pattern pieces that create surface patterns to the garment. You can play with both negative and positive ...