Ready for a change?

I have an idea. You might like it even, and I hope you do. It is not new, but in the world of indie pattern making it is rather fresh.

I was going to write a long post about how the patterns are made and what an involved process it is, but it sounded like whining, and I don’t whine. I’m not a complainer, if I don’t like something, I change it.

I love drafting patterns and I want to do more of it. I want to experiment with shapes, drape and proportions, I want to explore, learn and grow.
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My take on Rick Owens' lilies

I did it! Here is my version of Rick Owens’ lilies top


Here is the original

I can safely say that this was the most complicated construction I had to deal with so far. It was exciting and new, I have learned a ton of new things. And although the pattern is far from perfect and needs multiple tweaks, I think I have nailed the concept. Too bad I will not wear it because it looks like a sack on me – some tops need boobs and hips to make them work. I’ll just have to work with what I’ve got :)

Drape that makes you go Hmmm

Whoa, time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? :) Seven days left till the end of Tessutti’s Spots and Stripes competition. In case you haven’t heard, I have my entry there as well, click here to check it out and vote if you like it!

I have been trying to practice straight stitching on my new Janome Coverpro, so many little adjustments to play with! I tell you what, the biggest improvement came from adjusting the foot pressure. My stitching does not tunnel and I am most pleased. There is still an issue with thick seams and skipped stitches over them, but I am not sure if this can be helped, I just have to find a way to work around it I guess. I actually look forward to the hemming part now, can you believe it?

There is also another thing on my mind now. The other day I saw a pattern-puzzle post on Fashion incubator and since then I can not eat, I can not sleep. I have always been fascinated with drape and all the amazing designs you can do with it, but would you look at this gorgeous thing! Gulp!

Where do I begin!! Okay, here is another one, it looks simpler
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