Bamboo-bodice explained

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I recently received a request to make a bamboo-bodice -tutorial. That fits perfectly in my latest theme: TR-cutting. As I’ve said before, you can find a bamboo-bodice also in the Pattern Magic -series, but I prefer Shingo Sato’s version.Bamboo-bodice is an origami-technique that you can develop further into ...

After Masterclass

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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 ...

TR Masterclass experience

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In my very first blog-post I said I was going to write about Shingo Sato’s TR Masterclass later. That was almost 4 months ago… So I believe it’s time!In case you’re not familiar with Shingo Sato, he’s a Japanese designer and patternmaking-instructor who travels around the world to teach his method ...

How to create accordion-pleats

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This is another cool sculptural technique. However, like the polyhedrons, also this one requires quite a lot of time. You can use accordion-pleats as a way of creating several layers of the same shape, highlighting parts of the garment's seams. This is the more discreet version. Or you can use it to add sculptural ...