self-drafted, Sewing, Tutorial

Lined pencil skirt with vent and a mini tutorial

At my last pattern making class Sarah, my teacher,  decided that it would be good to make a pencil skirt with a vent and line it. Didn’t sound too challenging! I packed up my pencil skirt block from Winifred Aldrich’s book Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear, some fabric and lining and off I went. The […]

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self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

A new skirt – size Sue!

This week in my pattern making class at Workspace-FADS I made a new block for a pencil skirt. I am always amused that, among the details written on the pattern, the size is written down as “Sue”. The skirt is a classic pencil shape except that it tapers in slightly at the bottom, preventing the […]

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