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, ...

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 ...

Advanced layering techniques

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Here's my second post on layering. I was actually going to try posting more frequently from this month on, but in the end I was too busy again! I'll manage that eventually.Anyways, here are a couple of pictures of the type of layering I'm going to write about:As you can see, this is an advanced version ...