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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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