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It’s been a while, but here’s the third part of the series introducing TR Cutting Masters from around the world. Check out the previous parts here and here if you missed them! Vidya Vivek Vidya Vivek is a fashion educator from India. She showed interest for fashion already at a young age and loved making clothes for her dolls. Vidya realized having skills for design and decided she wanted to go study Fashion. Vidya finished her studies in Costume Design in 1997 and since then has also obtained various other degrees, including MA in Sociology, MSc in Apparel Technology and PhD in Apparel Design. Vidya’s urge for sharing knowledge got her interested in opening a school for fashion studies and today she owns a niche fashion school called Vidya Fashion Academy where she mentors NIFT students for advanced pattern making. She has been awarded Gold Medal by the Former president…

This must be the worst timing ever, but I finished the trench coat! As you might know, I started making it almost 2 months ago as part of the Make Nine -challenge. Then work happened and I didn’t have any time to continue until now. To be honest, I was very tempted to finish it in the autumn as there’s no way I’m going to be using any kind of coat now. It’s over 30 degrees (Celsius) outside! But then I thought it’s best to finish it before starting any new projects, so here we go. At least it’s ready for the next season… The Trench Lining This is where we left off last time. I was going to add the seam allowance and then draft the facing- and lining. So I added 1cm (0,39in) of seam allowance all around, except at the centre front and neckline, where I added…

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I wasn’t sure whether I should add circle skirt patterns to my skirt tutorial series, as there are so many blog posts and videos about this theme already. But then again, the list of skirt styles wouldn’t be complete without them, so here we go! I added some extra variants to make it more interesting. Now you can forget about the basic skirt pattern. The circle skirt pattern is different and you only really need the waist measurement. Plus of course the total length of the skirt. What you do need instead, is a huge amount of paper, a compass, a tape measure and a calculator. These patterns require some calculations. The circle radius About the calculations… I’m not going to bore you much with theory. Just a quick explanation about why you see the 3,14 involved in the calculations. All the different circle skirt patterns are based on the…

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This week the skirt patterns are back! As anticipated, I’ll show you some pencil skirt pattern alterations. So if you love fitted skirts, this one’s for you. You’ll need the usual basic skirt pattern, and in most of the cases the starting point is the normal pencil skirt: I prepared 6 different versions for you. Many of them are easy. Let’s go in order. Button down skirt To get this pattern, you’ll need to do just a tiny alteration. Decide the size of buttons you want to use and then add the overlapping section at the centre front. It has to be a bit wider than the buttons. In my example the buttons are 3cm / 1,18in wide, so I added 4cm / 1,57in. The buttons will be exactly at the c.front -line. This means you add only half of the measure first. Then add the whole measure twice. This…

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